Capitol Riot

GOP Reps Demand Pelosi Explain Why Jan. 4 NG Troop Request Was Denied and Hour-Long Delay in NG Response on Jan. 6

Remember how quickly the Democrat House Managers caved on calling witnesses after learning the Trump defense team would call Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their first witness?

GOP Reps. Rodney Davis (IL), Jim Jordan (OH), Devin Nunes (CA) and James Comer (KY), all ranking members on powerful House committees, wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday.

The congressmen believe the American people deserve some answers about security decisions at the Capitol on the days leading up to and including the Jan. 6 riot. There are many things that simply don’t add up. Attempts to obtain the relevant documents from Pelosi and her designees have been blocked at every turn and they’d like the Speaker to know they’re not giving up.

The letter opened with the following questions:

When [former Capitol Police] then-Chief [Steve] Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?

Did Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving get permission or instruction from your staff on January 4th prior to denying Chief Sund’s request for the national guard?

What conversations and what guidance did you and your staff give the Sergeant at Arms leading up to January 6th specific to the security posture of the campus?

What conversations did you have during the attack on the Capitol and what response did you give security officials on January 6th when Chief Sund requested National Guard support that required your approval?

Why are your House Officers refusing to comply with preservation and production requests to turn over request materials relevant to the events of January 6th?

They criticized Pelosi’s decision to “unilaterally” fire SAA Irving and to demand then-Chief Sund’s resignation rather than “conduct a full bipartisan and bicameral review,” as members on both sides of the aisle had called for.

They questioned the Speaker’s denial of Chief Sund’s request to activate the National Guard ahead of Jan. 6. They note “the response from the SAA, acting on your behalf, was that the ‘optics’ of having the National Guard on-site were not good and the intelligence didn’t support the move.”

Additionally, during the attack, “Sund again notified the SAA of his request for approval to authorize the National Guard. It took over an hour for his request to be approved because the SAA had to run the request up the chain of command, which undoubtedly included you and your designees.”

They express their dismay over Pelosi’s hyperbolic concern for internal security which led to her decision to install metal detectors that members must pass through before entering the House chamber.

I think we would all like to hear the answers to these questions.

In the last few weeks, we’ve learned that the FBI did receive intelligence prior to Jan. 6. Surely, they would have alerted Pelosi and then-Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.

According to former President Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump offered to deploy “as many as 10,000 National Guard troops.

Meadows told Fox News Maria Bartiromo, that “in January and throughout the summer … the president was very vocal in making sure that we had plenty of National Guard, plenty of additional support because he supports our rule of law and supports our law enforcement and offered additional help.”

“Even in January, that was a given, as many as 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be on the ready by the Secretary of Defense. That was a direct order from President Trump and yet here is what we see, all kinds of blame going around but yet not a whole lot of accountability. That accountability needs to rest with where it ultimately should be and that’s on Capitol Hill.”

It should also be noted that Washington, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser also declined national guard protection for Jan. 6.

Please see Bowser’s letter of Jan. 5 in the tweet below:

So, what was up?

Readers?

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  1. Pelosi used the security of the capitol building as a political device – don’t invite security before the rally and then incite (sprinkle some Antifa, BLM and prog activists in the crowd) a few crazies on the Right to act out, which unfortunately, a few of them did….. All to make Mr. Trump and the conservative movement look bad. Once order is restored, bring in the Guard to cower the ‘normal’ folks and allow the progressives the chance to build their “I was concerned for my personal safety” narratives….. Why else would the Guard be around (after all, AOC claims that Sen. Cruz tried to have her murdered). They saw how well (at least initially) Hillary’s ‘landed under sniper fire’ story worked.

    In an age where victimhood has become the new coolness, what better way to build your street cred than by ‘almost being murdered’ in the capitol building? You get to look heroic and yet, never were really in any danger. The dems are eating this one up. The poor Guardsmen are simply props to reinforce the ‘we almost died’ narrative of Nancy and the progs. (Wow, Nancy and the Progs – sounds like a 80s band).

    • Hi Kirk! Welcome to my new blog! I agree that this is entirely political. All of it including the metal detectors. She should be pressed on this by the GOP. We need to investigate them like they investigated President Trump. For the next two years, it’s really all we can do.

  2. The GOP telegraphed their strategy. They had the Senators on board with the Reps. The challenges and debates were inevitable. THEN the evidence would be heard… such as 200,000 more votes than voters in Pa. as example.
    PeLousy(and dems) had to do the desperation hail mary… let it happen to blame THE President.
    Not only was the backup denied… watch the videos…. the Capitol Police moved barricades, side stepped, and motioned the “angry, violent, seditious, murderous mob”
    in.
    (did I leave any Fake News adjectives out?)
    So that makes me think that they received similar orders as Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland(etc.) police… to stand down with a non- engagement order. (which is just nuttier than a squirrel turd)
    I truly believe that if a legitimate, and HONEST (lol) investigation was conducted. … PeLousy and a few other Demonrats would eventually be sitting in prison.

    In the meantime. … the all-talk-do-nothing, thumbsitting, GOP should seek ways to take PeLousy’s gavel, and set her to pasture. Impeachment. .. expulsion. ..viable candidate. … whatever.
    Stop being the Demonrat’s little bitches.
    No more of the squishy, go-along-to-get-along horse hockey.
    Demand accountability!
    Then go get it!
    Start with legislation that would give the FCC jurisdiction over “cable news”…why they dont…is also a squirrel turd. Nutty.
    Stop the spread of the Fake News that gives the Democrats their power and cover…..that is, as long as the FCC actually do THEIR job.

    I’ll stop now before I write a book.

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