November 15, 2021
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Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times

Two congressional committees on Tuesday dug into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, bringing out new information about the security failures that helped lead to violence and death.

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York and the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, unveiled her committee’s research into the delayed response of the National Guard, showing that Capitol Police and local officials made 12 “urgent requests” for Guard support during the attack and that Army leaders told the National Guard to “stand by” five times as the violence escalated.

“That response took far too long,” Ms. Maloney said. “This is a shocking failure.”

Members of House Oversight and…

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