GOP lawmakers question Pelosi’s security decisions ahead of Capitol riot

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted last week in a second Senate impeachment trial, this one alleging that he incited an insurrection ahead of the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building.

The effort failed due to a lack of support among Senate Republicans, some of whom are now asking whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) bears any responsibility for the day’s events.

“Enormous institutional responsibilities”

According to Fox News, a group of GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Pelosi’s office seeking information regarding the security decisions she made prior to Trump’s rally last month.

“As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities,” the letter read.

The congressional Republicans went on to assert that the House speaker “is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House.”

Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund claimed that he sought approval from former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving for bringing in National Guard troops for support but blamed “optics” for the disapproval of his request.

Citing that report, the GOP letter asked: “When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?”

“Not the priorities of these ranking members”

Specifically, the signers wanted to know if Irving received “permission or instruction” from Pelosi’s staff to deny the approval.

For her part, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff issued a statement on her behalf that lashed out at the Republicans for “voting to undermine our democracy” by opposing the outcome of November’s presidential race.

“Two of the four House Republican ranking members voted to overturn the results of a fair election, just hours after the Capitol was sacked by an insurrectionist, right-wing mob – a mob incited by Trump,” Drew Hammill complained.

The Pelosi aide went on to allege that “the security of our Capitol and democracy are not the priorities of these ranking members.”

As for the speaker’s dedication to the safety of lawmakers, Hammill insisted that Pelosi “has and will continue to take action to ensure accountability and enhance the security of the Capitol.”

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  1. She’s in charge and needs to face charges. This would of never happen if she did her job. She is a disgrace to America. She is pure evil.

  2. They wanted a Review of the election as has been done in the past. She didn’t want to allow that. All the rest should be put on her!

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  4. Pelosi and her comrades did what they wanted to stop interference with the lack of confidence we the people have in the election. We have listened to them for 4 years but they could not take it.

  5. I firmly believe this hag peloci knew the election was STOLEN
    and it KNEW there was a riot and (break in) coming (reported by the FBI) to include BLM and ANTEFA
    The Dem o rats wanted to make a false trumped (I thought the twist on my words was a little funny) up charge the X President with for a SECOND impeachment

      1. actually Pelosi and her husband invested 1 million dollars in dominion election company in 2002 that’s a fact

  6. Piglosi and a few other DemoRats knew and supported what was going to happen on January 6th before it happened. She and others need to be charged and even arrested. This insanity needs to stop and the REAL CRIMINALS in our Government need to be held accountable NOW!!!

      1. I would prefer if she was 6 feet under. Forget about putting her under oath, she will lie anyway and get away with it.

  7. WELL THEY NEVER ANSWERED THE QUESTION DID THEY. WHATS NEW ALWAYS TAKE THE NARRATIVE A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. WHAT A BUNCH OF LIARS. THEY NEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN THATS WHY THEY LET IT. ITS THERE FAULT. OUR THEY WOULD ANSWER WHY THEY DIDN’T. DOES ANYONE SEE YET? HAVE YOU ALL WOKE UP YET? MIGHT BE TO LATE IF YOU ARE FINALLY WAKING UP THOUGH.

  8. Pelisi and Schumer would not call witnesses in the impeachment because the Republicans would have called them both and if they lied they would have been impeached! And they could not let the country know what they had done!

  9. The QUEEN 👑 NANCY PELOSI is the reason THE SWAMP CREATURE DEMOCRATS backed of calling witnesses in the RIGGED IMPEACHMENT of PRESIDENT TRUMP! They knew that President Trump’s lawyers would call her for questions! About
    what she knew and when she know it about Jan. 6th!
    They couldn’t take the chance that she could BLOW UP THEIR WHOLE MADE UP CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP!
    They all knew about it 2weeks ahead of time! Why she didn’t order more protection when she knew! QUEEN 👑 NANCY PELOSI CAUSED Jan. 6th not President Trump!
    QUEEN 👑 NANCY PELOSI IS NOTHING MORE THEN A GOOD BRICKER!

  10. All above posts are right on target! Piglosi KNEW this was going to happen, because she and Schumer planned it in order to take President Trump down for good! But—— it blew up in their faces, so now, Piglosi wants an investigation committee to make up lies to cover THEIR arses! We will know if this is another Piglosi “ sham” by who the “ investigators” will be! Piglosi MUST be impeached before she can do any more damage! Nothing can happen as long as she is the speaker. She is unfit, kick her out of congress ASAP if we want to save our country!

    1. I vote on impeaching Piglousy!!! She has been nothing but headaches and a huge drain of American dollars!!! The sooner the better!!

  11. Polosi knew what was going on. I would not surprised if she paid Those who created the insurrection in the Capitol. Just like Polosi was part of all the violence across our country in 2020. Antifa and radical Dems were doing the violence. Polosi also lead the 2nd impeachment of my President Trump only because she hates the man who did so much for the American people. Polosi is afraid of President Trump because he will run in 2024 and he will win bigly. Polosi should be impeach for all her offences toward President Trump.

    1. Notice how quick she was to generate impeachment charges against President Trump before any kind of investigation was done to find out who was behind this. Seems to me that this event fed right into her need to attack the president one more time before he left office. The goal wasn’t to remove him from office. It was to ensure that he would not be eligible to run for office again. By withholding adequate security and some folks planning the incursion into the Capitol ahead of time, her dream (or plan, not sure she was actually behind it, but it certainly served her purpose) came true. She set the lack of security climate so something like this could develop and, of course, it did.

  12. If Pelosi sounded sincere with her remarks, I might believe 10% of those remarks. But she doth protest too much, Brutus! There was and is no excuse for her or her staff’s lack of authorization for help from the National Guard. Period! She cannot squirm out from under this huge mistake!

    1. Rita, you too are spot on with regards to your comments on Pelosi. The reason why she gets away with these stupid things is that as always she doesn’t get stoped! the GOP needs to get a strong backbone & put a stop to her BS & now!!!

    2. She will hand wave it all off and the press will be her guard dog in fending off all challenges to her gross abandonment of her security duties. I hope you’re right. She needs to be held accountable.

  13. I’ve said it before and will again! PELOSI WILL DO WHATEVER SHE THINKS IN ORDER TO DESTROY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HER DYING DAY!! Now that, my friends, is true hatred!! God help this evil PERSON ( I believe this is the term she wants us to use now, right?) because being the hippocrit she is, she believes she is the CHOSEN ONE!!

  14. Mrs. Pelosi never runs out of empty bluster. The truth is, FAIR ELECTIONS are at the heart of a healthy democracy. Presenting evidence both ways ensures that they are fair and stay that way. Whenever democrats have something to hide, they attack everyone looking to find the truth, which apparently most of the democrat politicians seem to have a violent reaction whenever truth is revealed or is sought. They make up lies and trumpet them up and down main street.
    The press follows suit. It’s not the kind of thing any citizen should want out of their elected representatives.

  15. HOPEFULLY “PIGLOSI” WILL BE GONE BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION COMES AROUND….SHE IS A WORTHLESS “OLE LADY” WHOSE TIME TO GO “HOME” HAS COME.
    SHE HAS “NO VALUE” IN THE “HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES” NOR DOES SHE ADD TO ANYTHING WORTH HEARING OR VOTING ON. SHE CAUSES MORE TROUBLE AND COMMOTION THAN IS DESERVED!! IF SOROS WANTS HER SO BADLY THEN WHY DOESN’T “HE” TAKE HER HOME W/HIM?????????

  16. Pelosi is sooooooooo consumed with crushing Donald J. Trump that she is unable to focus on any thing else that has to do with the people of the country.

  17. Dear Nancy acts like a Dutchess of the United States and she is above the law and reason. She and her brother Master Chuck ( Duke ) . It seems that they are above the law and access to control measures are at their beck and call. This seems to be excess control of power and needs to be stopped before somethings get out of hand. Her HATE can consumed her sense of loylalty to the people who elected her for the benefit of many and not just her.

  18. Besides that she needs to pay her screening infractions. If you make it a law it is a law for everyone. You are not exempt.
    She set up the riot because she could not get over on Trump. She comes from an old school political family, where you had dirt on everyone and used it. No dirt on Trump, lets create some.

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