US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for the resignation of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund amid the unrest.
“There was a failure at the level of the top leadership of the Capitol police. He (Sund) hasn’t even called us since it happened,” Pelosi said at a news conference.
She added that she had received a letter of resignation from the House of Representatives’ parliamentary bailiff, Paul Irving, who is responsible for public order in the House. “I received a message from Mr. Irving that he would resign,” Pelosi said.