Jan. 6 report says US Capitol Police were not prepared for riot

"The reason some of those police lines were breached was the lack of proper planning and the lack of equipment and training," Sen. Gary Peters said. "They did not have riot gear necessary to do that, the shields, helmets and protective clothing. Part of our recommendations is that you need to have plans - and there need to be exercises."

John James takes to Twitter to concede and congratulate Sen. Gary Peters

“I believe it’s the right thing for me to do, to congratulate Senator Peters,” James said. “In the spirit of the holidays, there’s a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label coming your way soon. Congratulations, sir. I wish you and your family good health and safety this season and in the new year.” 

US Senate race tightens between Gary Peters, John James

On experience as an elected official,  Peters has James beat, but political outsider James argues Peters hasn’t gotten enough done for Michiganders touting his own experience as a businessman and combat veteran.