Mitch McConnell Thanks Capitol Police Following Kavanaugh Chaos — But Takes Aim at the Left
Senate Majority Leader decries ‘mob tactics’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thanks Capitol Police Tuesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised Capitol Police  for their work as Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was underway — but also took a few verbal shots at the “far left.”

“To the men and women of the United States Capitol Police and all the other law enforcement officers who kept members, staff and citizens safe, even in extremely difficult and often hostile circumstances, we really can’t thank them enough,” he said in his opening remarks on the Senate floor.

70 Protesters Arrested At First Kavanaugh Hearing
Supreme Court nominee’s initial day of confirmation proceedings defined by disruption

Seventy protesters were arrested for disrupting business during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol Police arrested 70 protesters Tuesday at the first day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  

Of the total, 61 were removed by Capitol Police from the Hart Office Building room where Senate Judiciary Committee members were giving opening statements for more than seven hours. Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct.

3 Eye-Popping Details in the Chris Collins Case Documents
Bad news at the White House, in-law joint indictments and prior knowledge

The events leading to Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., arrest are eye-catching. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins was arrested Wednesday on charges including insider trading and lying to authorities. The indictment documents and related complaint from the Securities and Exchange Commission illuminate a wild chain of events that led to the arrest.

Here are three of the most eye-popping details from the documents:

Three Men Arrested for Impersonating Senate Staff
Arrests in Ohio Clock Corridor came 10 minutes after Monday’s final votes

Three men were arrested Monday evening and charged with unlawful entry and impersonating Senate staff. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

U.S. Capitol Police arrested three men Monday evening in the Senate’s Ohio Clock Corridor, charging them with unlawful entry and impersonating Senate staff.

The three men claimed they had left their staff IDs in their office when they were stopped for being in the area without displaying congressional identification, according to a brief summary of the incident Capitol Police released Wednesday.

4 Arrests After Pot ‘Smoke In’ on Capitol Lawn

Bummer on Capitol Hill: Seven Arrested at 4/20 Event

Seven people at a pro-marijuana legalization event outside the Dirksen Office Building were arrested on Thursday, three on possession with intent to distribute and four with possession. The event participants were giving out free joints to congressional staffers and believed they were on D.C. land where possession of marijuana is legal. Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano was on the scene.

Former D.C. Delegate Walter Fauntroy Released From Jail
$55,000 debt and four years as a fugutive still a mystery

Civil rights activist and former D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy was released from jail, but the full story of the mysterious debt that spurred his arrest after four years as an international fugitive have yet to come to light.  

The 83-year-old beamed as he shook an officer's hand and walked away from the Loudoun Detention Center in Virginia on Tuesday and into the arms of his wife Dorothy, to a smattering of applause, according to footage broadcast on WUSA9 News. Later in the day he posed for photographs with family and friends outside his Northwest D.C. home.  

Capitol Police Officer Arrested for Harboring Fugitive
Maryland police say officer and wife refused to cooperate with investigation

A Capitol Police officer has been charged with harboring a fugitive and obstruction of justice. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Capitol Police officer and his wife were arrested in their Maryland home on Wednesday and accused of harboring a fugitive wanted on felony drug charges in Nashville.  

Daryl E. Banks and his wife Dana L. Banks, both 44, were arrested at their home in Monrovia after Nashville police alerted Frederick County sheriff's deputies that the wanted man was staying at the couple's home, according to the sheriff's office .