Rep. Tim Ryan Says Capitol Police Leadership Not Being Transparent With Lawmakers

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The Ohio Democrat, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the Capitol Police, said he was "having a hell of a time getting information" from them sinc...
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that he's "having a hell of a time getting information out of the Capitol Police leadership" in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The congressman chairs the House Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee, which funds and has oversight of the Capitol Police. He spoke Wednesday evening during a virtual news conference on the Capitol riot investigation and on the House vote to impeach President Donald Trump a second time.

"We are having a hell of a time getting information out of the Capitol Police leadership," Ryan said, adding that he's had "100 conversations with rank-and-file members, but we're not getting the kind of information flow from the Capitol Police. It's an issue we've been trying to deal with, and it hasn't changed much in the last week."

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