How did Michael Stenger die? Death of Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot sparks rumor mill

Michael Stenger's death fuels the recent news as the House of Representatives are investigating the January 6 riot


                            How did Michael Stenger die? Death of Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot sparks rumor mill
Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger pronounced dead in unconfirmed news, sparks rumors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Michael Stenger, who served as the Sergeant-at-arms for the United States during January 6 riot at the US Capitol, died on Monday, June 27. Fox News' Chad Pergram was the first to break the news on Twitter, but there is no official confirmation from family, friends, or acquaintances. This news fuels the recent news as the House of Representatives is investigating the riot where the supporters of former President Donald Trump raided the institution in an attempt to overturn the 2020 Presidential elections. 

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Chad Pergram tweeted, "1) Fox confirms that Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security the day of the Capitol riot, has died." As of now, the news has only been reported by two outlets, and the news isn't officially confirmed. But of course, this didn't stop people from reacting to the news claiming that something like this was bound to happen due to the recent investigation

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Rep Bennie Thompson, chairman of the January 6th Committee, directly linked the riot to Donald Trump saying, "Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy." Stenger took on the role back in 2018 after he served as chief of staff to his predecessor Frank Larkin. His previous accolades include him serving in the United States Marine Corps and in the US Secret Service for 35 years. 

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Thompson further stated that it was a "Culmination of an attempted coup, a brazen attempt." Rep Liz Chaney backed up this statement by saying, "Oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power. While the whole event is under extreme scrutiny, the news of Michael Stenger passing away is nothing less than shocking. While this should be taken with a grain of salt, people have shared their piece of mind on the Internet. 

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Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger arrives at the Senate chamber at the US Capitol on January 22, 2020 in Washington, DC (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Internet reacts to Michael Stenger's mysterious and unconfirmed death

Some people are claiming that Stenger was shot dead. One user said, "I just found this #Stenger arrived in a friend's car and was dropped off across the street. As Stenger crossed the street toward his apartment, he was shot and killed. The shooting was partially captured on surveillance video from cameras on a nearby building." Another user said, "So this makes what? The 2341324th cop who was related to J6 that has died?! Jus sayin ... that's a lot of dead cops on the day of or after a "tour" through the capital complex."

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One user said, "No wonder they called a special Jan6 hearing for Tuesday. The mentality of this committee can’t even wait until he’s put to rest. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to his family." Another user requested Twitter to remove the unconfirmed tweet saying, "@TwitterSafety I believe this is a disinformation op. there is no credible evidence of Michael Stenger's death but little chad here is using it to get the cray train barreling down the tracks. please take this down until confirmed."

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The news of Michael Stenger's death is as weird as they come. Speaking along the same lines, one user tweeted, "His Wikipedia page says he "was" an American law enforcement officer, but no date of death, no mention of his death. Weird." Another user said, "No source, Chad? Hey, if we're just having fun with unsourced claims I'll play: "Michael Stenger may have been kidnapped by Chad Pergram who crafted a tweet to explain the disappearance." Fun, eh? Now don't come back until you have confirmation from authoritative sources."

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