This gun was left in a bathroom stall inside the Senate office portion of the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 29, according to a source. (Photo obtained by CQ Roll Call)
Updated, 3:23 p.m. | CQ Roll Call’s publication Friday of a jarring photo of an unattended handgun reportedly found in a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom in January had members of Congress questioning the preparedness of the police who protect the Hill — and whether authorities are concealing lapses in safety.
“I was unaware of these instances until this morning,” said House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas. “The Capitol Hill Police are awesome people who need to retrain everyone that carries a gun. It does not surprise me that mistakes can be made, what would surprise me is if we did not retrain every single person with better procedures.” Full story