Senate holds hearing into January Capitol attack by Trump supporters – live

2.59pm GMT

Former Republican Senator David Perdue has announced that he will not run for the Senate in Georgia next year.

“After much prayer and reflection, Bonnie and I have decided that we will not enter the race for the United States Senate in Georgia in 2022. This is a personal decision, not a political one,” Perdue said in a statement to supporters.

2.43pm GMT

In his opening statement, Steven Sund, the former chief of the US Capitol Police, will say the security failures on January 6 were a failure of resources rather than planning.

“The breach of the United States Capitol was not the result of poor planning or failure to contain a demonstration gone wrong,” Sund will say, according to his prepared statement shared by the Senate rules committee.

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Source: The Guardian