Following Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol that took a woman’s life, CNN says, US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning.
CNN cited an official from the US Capitol Police as reporting Sund’s decision to leave the office after being blamed for an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with the angry mob on Capitol Hill.
According to a Capitol Police spokesman, his retirement is effective January 16, 2020.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi had earlier called for the removal of the police chief, noting that she was informed by the House Sergeant at Arms that he was also presenting his resignation.
Her remarks were made by Pelosi at her weekly press conference.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned fliers in another advancement against acting up.
This is because some allies of President Donald Trump are fleeing Washington DC following the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday.
“Unruly behavior on an aircraft may violate federal law,” the FAA wrote on Twitter in a travel notice, warning of a potential fine of $35,000. “Always follow instructions from the crew.”
After social media reports of President backers flying to Washington DC, FAA gave the warning, shouting down fellow travelers, flight attendants failing to follow mask laws.
The videos even showed Trump fans in an airport terminal harassing GOP Sen. Mitt Romney.