US representative Markwayne Mullin describes his experiences during Jan.6 insurrection in a C-SPAN interview

In a C-SPAN interview on July 25, Sunday,  US representative Markwayne Mullin talked extensively about his U.S Capitol insurrection on January 6. 

Mullin said he wished he were not there on the “dark day in American history” and further reiterated that “all of us are to blame … because we have to learn a different way to debate.”

According to Mullin, the Capitol Police and Sergeant of Arms “did the best they could” to protect the house members during the upraising. “The problem is that they were not trained for it and they did not have a contingency plan for how to get the members off the floor in a case like” he said.

When asked about the vilification of the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed rioter Ashli Bobbitt, he said “He was doing his job. He got put in a situation where he had to do his job because there were (House) members still in the balcony. And if you’re going to present your weapon … and give commands and they still don’t listen and they still approach, you don’t have a choice.”

A committee investigating the Jan.6 uprising, opened its first hearing on Tuesday. The committee will look at the security failures that allowed hundreds of people to breach the Capitol and send lawmakers running for their lives.