Hagerty Statement on Bipartisan Senate Rules and Homeland Security Committees Joint Report on January 6

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Rules Committee, today released the following statement on the joint bipartisan report on the events of January 6, from the Senate Rules Committee and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee:

“The 95-page, bipartisan report details the findings of the committees’ comprehensive investigation into the intelligence, preparedness, communication, and response breakdowns that occurred leading up to and on January 6, and contains numerous recommendations to the intelligence community, U.S. Capitol Police, other law enforcement agencies, and federal executive branch agencies. This report, which follows months of investigation, interviews, and hearings, combined with the roughly 450 arrests by the Department of Justice and other ongoing reviews, underscores why I opposed the creation of the Pelosi January 6 Commission. The committees have laid out what happened and what should be reformed or reconsidered. It is now time to implement appropriate changes to make sure all relevant agencies are prepared to prevent an event like January 6 from happening again. I applaud the leadership of these respective committees—Senators Klobuchar, Blunt, Peters, and Portman—for their diligence, seriousness, thoroughness, and collaboration with other committee members in completing this bipartisan investigation.”  

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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