YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s been almost three weeks since rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., leaving five people, including a police officer, dead and millions of dollars in damage
Lawmakers held the first hearing Tuesday on the rioting. Among those attending was Valley Congressman Tim Ryan, D-13th District, who chairs the subcommittee that funds the Capitol Police.
Ryan said there were no solutions Tuesday, calling it “the beginning of the beginning.”
“There are still a lot of questions that are out there that need to be teased out. It’s gonna need some more investigation, and I know we are going to do that, but I think it was important that we started it,” Ryan said.
Ryan says one of the issues lawmakers want to answer is why police admit now they knew something would happen but were not prepared to prevent it or take action once it started.