US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has introduced that might resign this month after he confronted criticism for failing to stop supporters of President Donald Trump from storming the constructing. Sund’s resignation got here hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer on Thursday demanded his resignation and mentioned that he can be fired if he didn’t resign.
“It has been a pleasure and a real honour to serve the United States Capitol Police Board and the Congressional group alongside the women and men of the United States Capitol Police,” Sund mentioned in a letter to Capitol Police Board. Other members of the Board are additionally resigning from their positions.
“As discussed, I will transition into a sick leave status effective January 17, 2021, until I exhaust my available sick leave balance of approximately 440 hours,” he mentioned.
In an unprecedented assault on democracy within the US, 1000’s of supporters of outgoing President Trump stormed the Capitol constructing on Wednesday and clashed with police, interrupting a constitutional course of by Congress to affirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris within the election.
The United States Capitol Police Labor Committee additionally known as for Sund’s resignation.