By GNN Foreign Affairs Bureau.
President-elect, Joe Biden and outgoing President Donald Trump
US Capitol Police Chief, Steven Sund, has resigned after Wednesday’s incident that claimed the life of a woman.
This development was confirmed by a US Capitol Police official, who was quoted as saying that the decision of Sund to vacate the office after facing criticism over an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with violent mob on Capitol Hill.
His resignation is effective January 16, 2020, according to the Capitol Police official.
US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, had earlier called for the police chief’s resignation, adding that the House Sergeant at Arms told her he is submitting his resignation as well.
Pelosi made her comments during her weekly news conference.
In another development, the US Federal Aviation Administration has warned fliers against acting up.
This came as some President Donald Trump supporters leave Washington DC, after Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol.
“Unruly behavior on an airplane may violate federal law,” the FAA posted in a travel alert on Twitter, warning of a possible $35,000 fine. “Always follow crew instructions.”
FAA issued the warning after social media posts of the President supporters flying to Washington DC, shouting down fellow passengers, flight attendants struggling to enforce mask rules.