Nearly two months after a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress are beginning to dive into the fallout from an attack that left five people dead and many more injured. But so far there’s been little clarity on what law enforcement knew before the riots that caused millions in property damage, threatened priceless Capitol artifacts and forced the federal government to consider the long-term mental effects on its employees. “While the physical scarring and damage to our magnificent Capitol building can be detected and repaired, the emotional aspects of the events of January 6 are more difficult to notice and treat,” Catherine Szpindor, chief administrative officer of the U.S. House testified in a hearing Wednesday. Szpindor described the “harrowing hours” she spent sheltering with other employees “as chaos was ensuing just outside of our office in the Capitol.” “After a critical incident, feelings of fear, desperation, anxiety and depression can linger undetected or even be ignored,” she said. Several offices have increased mental health services for employees, including adding new counselors and wellness liaisons to promote offerings. “Based on everything the House community has experienced since early January, it is apparent that [employee assistance]… Read full this story
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