Thursday, February 18, 2021

House GOP Pressures Pelosi to Turn Over Information About Security Decisions Leading Up to Capitol Attack; Pelosi Wants "9/11 Type Commission" to Investigate Why She Didn't Ask for the National Guard, and related stories

House GOP pressures Pelosi to turn over information about security decisions leading up to Capitol attack:
House Republican leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday demanding that she turn over security decisions her office made leading up to and during the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
House Democrats, along with 10 Republicans, impeached former President Donald Trump for one article of incitement of insurrection over the riot at the Capitol. Only seven Senate Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in the upper chamber, allowing Trump to be acquitted by falling 10 votes short of a conviction over the weekend.
Nevertheless, while Democrats blame Trump and the Republicans whom they say enabled him for the violence at the Capitol that day, GOP members point fingers at Pelosi.
"It has been widely reported and confirmed by multiple sources that when Chief [Steven] Sund requested the National Guard be activated ahead of the January 6th Joint Session of Congress, the response from the [sergeant at arms], 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,” top Republicans on the House administration, judiciary, oversight, and intelligence committees wrote.
"Furthermore, on January 6th, in the middle of the on-going attack of the Capitol, Chief Sund again notified the SAA of his request for approval to authorize the National Guard," they noted. "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." --->READ MORE HERE
Pelosi Wants "9/11 Type Commission" to Investigate Why She Didn't Ask for the National Guard:
The Democrats want to extend their military occupation of Washington D.C. into the fall and Speaker Pelosi has called for "an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission" to investigate the Capitol riot.
Or as Pelosi puts it, "To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex… and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power, including facts and causes relating to the preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement in the National Capitol Region.”"
Security, security, security!
The preparedness and response of the Capitol Police rests with Congress. The Capitol Police are under the authority of Congress. So Pelosi can investigate herself to her little heart's content. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

House Republicans Question Pelosi’s Security Decisions Leading Up To Capitol Riots

House GOP demands Pelosi address Capitol riot security failures

Politicians want answers about National Guard’s lengthy DC deployment

Watch: Graham Asks "What Did Pelosi Know" About Capitol Riot?

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