Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman apologized to Congress on Tuesday for her department's "failings" before and during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol. "On Jan. 6, in the face of a terrorist attack by tens of thousands of insurrectionists determined to stop the certification of Electoral College votes, the department failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours," Pittman told the House Appropriations Committee. Maj. Gen. William Walker, head of the D.C. National Guard, and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy also testified about the long delay in deployment of National Guard reinforcements. Walker told The Washington Post the Pentagon had restricted his authority to deploy the Guard. Memos seen by the Post showed McCarthy limiting Walker's deployment authority on Jan. 5 and acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller limiting McCarthy's authority a day earlier.

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