Pelosi Appoints First African American As House Sergeant-At-Arms

(Washington, DC) — The House has a new Sergeant-at-Arms and he’s the first African American to hold that post. Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed DC National Guard Major General William Walker to the post. She called him a leader of great integrity and experience. The House and Senate Sergeants-at-Arms have wide responsibilities, including overseeing Capitol security. Both were forced out after the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently chose Karen Gibson as the Senate’s new Sergeant-At-Arms. She is a retired Army lieutenant general.