Should Republicans Investigate Pelosi For Her Involvement In the Lead-up to the Capitol Riot?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:28

Top Republicans on various committees are asking for answers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi about security decisions made leading up to and on the day of the Capitol disorder on Jan. 6.

House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes addressed a letter to Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday, stating that "many important questions" concerning her "responsibility for the security" of the Capitol on Jan. 6 "remain unanswered."

Davis, Jordan, Comer and Nunes pointed to allegations made by former Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund, that he, on Jan. 4, approached the sergeants at arms to demand the support of the National Guard. Sund, in a letter to Pelosi last month, said the former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he was worried about "the optics" and didn’t feel the "intelligence supported it."

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"As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities," they wrote. "The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House."

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Pelosi’s office pushed back at the Republicans on Monday, maintaining the security of the Capitol and democracy are "not the priorities of these ranking members," while stating that "the Committees of Jurisdiction were briefed in advance of January 6 about security preparedness."

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The Republicans went on writing that for the past two years, they have seen a "very heavy-handed and tightly controlled approach to House operations that has been exerted by yourself, your staff, and an army of appointed House officials."

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"When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?" the Republicans wrote. "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?"

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Pelosi's office once again fired back: "It is the job of the Capitol Police Board, on which these three individuals sat, to properly plan and prepare for security threats facing the U.S. Capitol."

"It has been reported that the House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving has said that he did not present to House leadership any request for the National Guard before Jan. 6," Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said.

In their letter, the Republicans further pointed to Sund’s Jan. 6 move to caution the Sergeant at Arms of his request for national guard support and said it "took over an hour for his request to be approved because the SAA had to run the request up the chain of command," saying that chain "undoubtedly included" Pelosi and her "designees."

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