Updated: January 11, 2021 05:04 PM
Created: January 11, 2021 02:49 PM
(NBCNC/WHEC) — The U.S. House of Representatives has a new Sergeant at Arms and he's from Rochester.
Tim Blodgett was sworn in on Monday morning.
Bob Duffy tweeted Monday, congratulating Blodgett, who he says is his cousin, hailing from the 10th Ward.
Congratulations to the new House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett-— Bob Duffy (@BobDuffyROC) January 11, 2021
a truly great choice.
Tim happens to be a cousin - and he hails from Rochester’s 10th Ward.
He is a great public servant and makes us all proud.@RochesterChambr @USCongress https://t.co/vuU7Un2TxV
Blodgett, who was previously the deputy sergeant at arms for the House of Representatives, replaced Paul Irving.
Irving resigned following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
He had held the position for nearly eight years.
The Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement and protocol officer of the House of Representatives and is responsible for maintaining order in the house side of the United States Capitol Complex.
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