The U.S. Senate sergeant-at-arms who handled Senate security during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol raid died Monday at 71.
Politico reported the death of former U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger first.
Stenger, a veteran of the Marine corps, had worked for 35 years in the Secret Service until joining the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms team in 2011, according to Politico.
Prior to his appointment as former Sergeant-at-Arms Drew Willison’s deputy, Stenger had worked with the SAA team on security and continuity problems. In 2018, Stenger became Sergeant-at-Arms.
Stenger helped secure the smooth operation of the Senate during the last three years of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
His responsibilities varied from supervising the technology needs of the upper chamber of Congress and also serving as its chief law enforcement officer tasked with regulating its security.
Stenger resigned from his duty as Sergeant-at-Arms a day after Jan. 6, 2021, Daily Mail said.
During the time of his resignation, Stenger faced criticism for how he managed the issue during the time of the incursion, according to the site.
On tuesday morning, when the New York Post called Stenger’s home in Falls Church, Virginia, a woman answered the phone.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“The family is not here, it’s nobody’s business,” the lady said, refusing the Post’s request for comment on Stenger’s death. “It has nothing to do with Jan. 6 at all.”
Stenger’s death came a day before the Jan. 6 Committee’s Tuesday surprise witness hearing, where the committee heard Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testify. CONTINUE READING…