The former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael Stenger who oversaw the events of January 6 is now dead. This comes just one day before Tuesday‘s hearing in the House Select Committee to investigate January 6. The surprising hearing was announced after they said they discovered new evidence in their case.
Stenger, 71, died on Monday morning, said Politico. The cause of his death is still unknown currently.
He was a Marine veteran and spent 35 years in the Secret Service before becoming a member of the Senate sergeant-at-arms in 2011. In 2018, he was appointed to become the Senate security chief. He resigned the day after the breach of the Capitol on January 7, 2021.
Stenger was interviewed as part of the House Committee’s investigation. It was revealed that Stenger has rejected requests for assistance from the National Guard two days before January 6.
In February during his interview, Stenger said that investigators should look into the role of “what appears to be professional agitators” that took part in breach of the Capitol that day.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green tweeted out that Michael Stenger was found dead.
“In conclusion, whenever you prepare for a major event, you must always consider the possibility of some form of civil disobedience at these demonstrations and plan accordingly,” Stenger said to investigators.
“The events of January 6th went beyond disobedience. This was a violent, coordinated attack where the loss of life could have been much worse.”
The New York Post called Stenger’s home in Falls Church, Virginia. A woman answered and declined to answer questions and said, “The family is not here, it’s nobody’s business. It has nothing to do with Jan. 6 at all.”
After the events of J6, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asked for Stenger to resign after he was heavily criticized for decision making that led to the light security at the Capitol that day. His counterparts House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving and Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund also resigned that same day..
“The ultimate blame for yesterday lies with the unhinged criminals who broke down doors, trampled our nation’s flag, fought with law enforcement and tried to disrupt our democracy and with those who incited them,” McConnell said at the time. “But this fact does not and will not preclude our addressing the shocking failures in the Capitol’s security posture and protocols.”
The House committee investigating the January 6 events are holding a surprise public hearing on Tuesday to present “recently obtained evidence.”
They are interviewing Cassidy Hutchinson. She was the lead aid to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Many conspiracy minded people are questioning the timing Stenger’s death, but the most obvious thing is that Stenger made a massive mistake and recommended turning down additional National Guard security on the day of the events. Do you think the timing of his day is suspicious or just a coincidence?