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Portman Seeking More Information During U.S. Capitol Insurrection Investigation

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

More than 200 people have been arrested in connection with the insurrection in Washington D.C., and 10 of them are from Ohio.

On Wednesday, court documents identified 39-year-old Derek Jancart and 21-year-old Alexander Sheppard as the latest Ohioans accused of joining the mob of former President Trump's supporters who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The men, both from Central Ohio, face multiple federal charges each after being identified by family and acquaintances to the FBI.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sits on the congressional committee investigating the insurrection. He says it’s already clear there were problems with communication and a lack of training and gear for Capitol Police.

"We want to hold people accountable and we want to make sure, going forward, this can never happen again, which is going to require some changes in both policy and I think some legislative changes," Portman says.

Portman says security will need to be structured differently in the Capitol, and communication improved between agencies that respond to problems. He says he expects to find out more in the coming days when FBI leaders appear in front of the committee.