Sunday, December 25, 2022

House GOP Report Faults Nancy Pelosi for Jan. 6 Security Failures; GOP ‘shadow committee’ Releases Report on Jan. 6 Security Failures; Republicans’ January 6 Probe Reveals Security Missteps, Finds Sergeant at Arms ‘Succumbed’ to Democrat ‘Political Pressures’

House GOP report faults Nancy Pelosi for Jan. 6 security failures:
House Republicans issued a scathing report Wednesday exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s key role in the catastrophic security and intelligence failures that left the US Capitol vulnerable to a violent attack on January 6, 2021.
Days after Pelosi’s Jan. 6 select committee recommended insurrection charges against former president Donald Trump over the Capitol riot, Republicans have hit back with a counter-investigation apportioning blame for the internal security breakdown on Jan. 6 to Pelosi and a dysfunctional Capitol Police intelligence division.
“Leadership and law enforcement failures within the U.S. Capitol left the complex vulnerable on January 6, 2021,” says the report, which is based on a trove of texts and email messages, and testimony from Capitol Police leaders and rank-and-file officers.
House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, who answered to Pelosi as one of three voting members of the Capitol Police Board, “succumbed to political pressures from the Office of Speaker Pelosi and House Democrat leadership,” was “compromised by politics and did not adequately prepare for violence at the Capitol.”
Pelosi and her staff “coordinated closely” with Irving on security plans for the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6, but Republicans were deliberately left out of “important discussions related to security.” 
And, in an apparent attempt to hide from Republicans the fact that they were being excluded from discussions, Irving asked a senior Democratic staffer to “act surprised” when he sent “key information about plans for the Joint Session on Jan. 6, 2021, to him and his Republican counterpart.” --->READ MORE HERE
GOP ‘shadow committee’ releases report on Jan. 6 security failures
A group of Republican would-be members of the Jan. 6 committee released the findings of their counterinvestigation into the Jan. 6 riots ahead of the select committee's release of its own final report later this week.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) put forward five members to serve on the panel but withdrew them after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) balked at the inclusion of Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
The GOP report focuses on how Capitol Police were unprepared for the 2021 riot that tried to halt Congress from certifying Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 presidential election. Along with Banks and Jordan, three other Republican lawmakers McCarthy offered up for the panel — Troy Nehls (R-TX), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) — place the blame for the situation getting out of hand on Democratic leaders for not shoring up security.
“When Speaker Pelosi made the unprecedented decision to reject Jim Banks and Jim Jordan from sitting on the January 6 Select Committee — we knew she intended to play politics instead of addressing the massive security failures that lead to that day," the group said in a statement.
"We said then that we would investigate and get to the bottom of why the Capitol was left so unprepared that day, and what needs to be done to make sure our security apparatus is never left so unprepared again," the group added. "Unsurprisingly, the Select Committee appears to have spent almost no time on this issue. We release the following report to answer these questions, and to lay groundwork for security reforms as we prepare to lead a safer and more secure Campus in the 118th Congress and beyond.” --->READ MORE HERE
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