U.S. Capitol Police Union Issues No-Confidence Vote For Top Leaders

February 16, 2021 ☼ jan6capitol-police

Source: NPR - Link

The U.S. Capitol police union issued an overwhelming no-confidence vote for the force’s top leaders, including acting Chief Yogananda Pittman and a half-dozen other agency leaders.

The news comes as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Rules committees announced plans for a February 23 joint oversight hearing to examine security failures.

Pittman drew a 92% no-confidence vote, while Capitol Police Captain Ben Smith received the highest rebuke from 97% of voting members, the union said.

I understand the anger, but I’m not sure throwing out the leadership is the right answer. It’s not clear to me that they were complicit.