Pelosi announces 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol riot

While former President Donald Trump was acquitted on Saturday of charges that he incited the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, there is still a push to investigate exactly what happened that day.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Monday that an investigation modeled after the 9/11 commission will be established to investigate the riot and the events surrounding it, Reuters reported

Pelosi wrote a letter to fellow lawmakers in which she promised that a commission would examine the “facts and causes” tied to the riot, including a review of “the preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other federal, state, and local law enforcement.”

Some Republicans, however, are asking questions that the speaker doesn’t seem eager to answer.

Republicans have questions for Pelosi

Pelosi has appointed U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel Honoré to examine the security needs of the Capitol, and said that his interim findings indicate additional funding is needed “to provide for the safety of members and the security of the Capitol,” according to Reuters.

This announcement comes following a letter to Pelosi from Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA), demanding to know whether the speaker’s security decisions leading up to the incident may have contributed to the day’s tragic events.

“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 lawmakers wrote, Fox News reported.

“The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House,” they continued.

Requests denied

According to former United States Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund, he approached former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving two days before the riot to seek support from the National Guard but claims that he was rebuffed due to concerns over “optics.”

“When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?” the Republican members asked Pelosi.

“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?” they continued.

The leading Republican lawmakers also took issue with Pelosi’s decision to appoint Honoré, saying, “While there is wide-spread support to conduct an independent security review of the campus, General Russel Honoré was appointed solely by you, without consultation of the minority.”

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  1. Congratulations Nancy, that will make three (3) phoney investigations that resulted in a waste of Taxpayers money, 9/11, Impeachment One (1) and number Two (2).
    Batting zero, eh?

      1. Make sure to send her the bill for all this nonsense she starts. She has was;ted so much of our money and should be held accountable to reimburse us, the American people out of of her own pocket.

        1. Nancy Pelosi is#1 priority to get ride OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has wasted more tax payers money then anyone and she lies to cover up a lie and then lie’s some more. She knew that riot was going to happen…so why didn’t she do something about it ? She reminds me of a witch who just stands by the pot and stirs it….SHE NEEDS TO GO…..she causes so much trouble for AMERICA and SHE JUST NEEDS TO GO ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. That won’t work, they don’t allow drinking alcohol nor teleprompters in those procedures.. Pickled Pelosi would probably go into shock and DIE.(WISHFUL THINKING)



        1. I third the motion! NO ONE is worse than Pelosi! As someone remarked earlier, she should be required to pay is ALL back for her wasted “time & effort” causing us all pain and money via wasted tax dollars.

    2. This is just another way of her dealing with her own conscience! She’s the world’s Best Finger Pointer! Someday her own thumb may blind her! She’s a punishment dodger! She can fool some of the people some of the time, but Omniscient Omnipresent God knows forever and a Day what occurred without spending a dime every time!

      1. I am 100% in favor of an INDEPENDENT investigation of the Capitol riot. But Nanci should NOT be the one naming the members! She’s a suspect!

    3. This is just another way of her dealing with her own conscience! She’s the world’s Best Finger Pointer! Someday her own thumb may blind her! She’s a punishment dodger! She can fool some of the people some of the time, but Omniscient Omnipresent God knows forever and a Day what occurred without spending a dime every time!
      No ! Email server! I never said this before! Wake-Up!

    4. All she and any of those horrible people have to do is look in the mirror to know JUST who caused those people to do as they told them to do and paid them well to do it!!! She is trying to cover her boney hide! Fackery, fraud and funny business is all they know and they are so bad at it all too…..It is sickening just how evil and ignorant they all are and here we sit having to deal with them, when we should be seeing to it they are put in prison for the rest of their lives or maybe a firing squad for treason would fix the mess this country is in! Until we demand that are heard, they will continue to treat us disgustingly and make sure they get as much money as they can out of us before they see to it that most of us are dead! After all, there are too many on the planet according to Gates and his cronies and others…..but then what would they know about anything real??? They are too busy being real communists and rotten to the core to notice what is real or not!!! Americans better wake up and REALLY get something done to save this nation!

  2. Perhaps she should have been as aggressive with Benghazi; or last years rioting, looting, burning and killing at the encouragement of the Democrats; or her involvement in not allowing sufficient security on Jan. 6; or how about the Biden scandal with China; or Swallwell having an affair with a Chinese foreign agent; or Hillary’s emails and the fake dossier she paid for to impeach Trump; or Hillary selling uranium to the Russians for her own gain; and on it goes.

    1. Exactly. If congress investigates anything, it should be the last election. We’d like to trust our elections but I cannot anymore!
      Pelosi is a rat!

      1. Pelosi is evil to the core. The investigation should focus on what she did in not taking steps to prevent this from happening — Capital Police Chief asked for National Guard to be on standby, she said “no”; President Trump offered 10,000 guard troops, she said “no”; so there she is creating the violence to be able to blame President Trump. Time she is held accountable for her gross negligence.

        1. Amen! How come Pelosi and her lying fiends never get investigated? There are some serious JUSTICE PROBLEM in this country! DOJ is part of the SWAMP!

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  4. For the life of me she is still able to run amuck, why hasn’t she been arrested for TREASON? She is so DEMENTED, and her party is following her lead? Beyond any reasonable comprehension. Between her and Biden this country doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in HELL of surviving.

  5. My God! That woman is a Baracuda.. What is she trying to do; wasting our tax payers money with her hate. If she want to go after every one who disagree with her she should use her own money and not the tax payers.
    Enough is enough..grow up old woman.

  6. As long as they can keep things going regarding Trump, investigations are kept off them. They all have skeletons in their closets and don’t want them to be revealed. Where is Durham with his “extensive” investigations? Will we ever hear anything about that? If the Rep Party doesn’t start to push for criminal investigations to proceed in getting all that’s getting “kick backs” from foreign countries, etc., we will never get anything constructive done for our country.
    Kick backs involve both parties and that is the problem, Congress has too many in the SWAMP. Trump found out a lot more about the “swamp creatures” when he was in office and the Dems know it. If there would be a real investigation they would all go to jail. I keep believing for a miracle.

  7. It would be great to see Nancy Pelosi under oath to answer questions regarding the Capitol protests. From what I understand security was her responsibility. Was the lack of security a plan to have what happened happen?

    1. I’d like to see her in a chair answering hard hitting questions from Trey Gowdy, Devin Nunez, Jim Jordan. On tv so the public can see her try to wiggle her way out!

  8. too bad everyone is focusing on the wrong problems – before the election our # 1 problem was trump – it still is trump who is the cause of our problems even after the election – until trump is dead – good and buried – the country will not be able to focus on the American people’s problems – nobody gives a damn what happened and what will happen to the real traitor and loser trump – no more trump news – focus on America – not trump and russian mafia gang bent on destroying our democracy – trump must die to end our problems

    1. Recruit a friend to firmly grasp your shoulders and pull firmly in an upward motion, this may dislodge your head.

  9. Nancy is a very vile sick individual. She should be removed from office. her and her whole dumbacratic liars will kill our country they have already got away wiyh MVF. Anyone with half a brain knows Trump won the election.

  10. Nunes, Jordan and the others asking these questions need to keep the pressure on Piglosi! Ask WHY she fired the capitol police chief and seargeant at arms, what is she afraid of? Subpoena both of them! Then subpoena ALL documents, phone records, lap tops etc. and subpoena Piglosi and Schumer, don’t let them skate on this! Piglosi is at fault, she needs to answer for the whole sorry mess! Hopefully, she will hang herself! Her skirting the issue tells me she is guilty as hell, and must be removed from congress for dereliction of duty, sedition and treason! If she refuses to answer, impeach her! She is NOT above the law!

  11. Nancy needs to be removed form office. And she thinks she is innocent, NO❗She is a hatefilled, bitter old hag. SHE NEEDS TO GO❗
    Why did you turn down the offer of
    the National Guard on the 4th of Jan.⁉ Would it throw a wrench into
    YOUR plans⁉ She is swamp/sewer

  12. She needs to have to pay back every dollar she stole from Americans and they all need to go to prision enough is enough I had it I am a very angry American if noone else goes after them we as americans have a say call all ur local officials and demand something be done draw up the petition s and everyone will sign them this has to be stopped today no more

    1. Yes, I totally agree. In the meantime, has the right openned an investigtion into how the riots happened to occur? As secretary of state, Pelosi was in charge of the goings on of the capitol grounds. on 1/6/2021. She’s not going to implicate herself. We need an investigtion by the republicans! not OF the republicans!

  13. Her “ friends” will investigate, say what she tells them to say, try to blame Trump, cost thousands or millions more of our taxes, and just another big nothing burger, but clearing HER of any repercussions for dereliction of duty, and planning the attack!

  14. Don’t ever think the investigation will include the Failure of Security surrounding the Capital. The investigation will concentrate of those involved with the riot and its planning ( without any mention of ANTIFIA/BLM being involved) this is just another extension of the Witch Hunt Pelosi started 5 years ago, when Trump first announced his candidacy. It will not allow any mention of her part, that’s why she made the appointment herself. Hopefully this ex-military man will remember his duty to the Constitution and not allow Nancy to put blinders on the investigation.

  15. I hope that means the violent riots and burning of businesses and people who were killed during the violent protests are also investigated that they said nothing about. These protests were done by people that were paid by tbem.

  16. Those democrats in Congress to waste money and keep from working. They are obsessed with hating Trump. They are just lazy.and useless in congress and should be reprimanded for their childish behavior.

  17. With sincerest apologies to author Henry Rider Haggard, “SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED” has been on a warpath since Donald J. Trump’s famous walk down the elevator to declare his presidential bid. “SHE” did — and is still doing — all she possibly can to make sure DJT can never come up for air after being dumped into the surging barrage of ambush from corrupt media, power-hungry tech giants, consummately greedy political creatures and dwellers of the Washington swamp. “SHE” knows DJT will bring the evil theatrics out into the open and expose what these creatures have been accusing DJT of doing. “SHE” is part of the herd that is pulling the strings, dictating the scripts, and choreographing the new administration. ‘SHE” had good training from the masters and she believes she can continue being the power behind the throne. SHE desperately wants to severely punish 75 million breathing, living, patriotic, God-fearing, honest Americans for CHOOSING a great leader for another term.

  18. I want to do an investigation into Nancy, lets see her Dad Thomas D’Alesandro JR. was mayor of Baltimore, he was also in the Mafia, his Mafia boss would bring him votes & he would pay him off for the votes, also took pay offs from applicants to the police force & he also hindered the investigations & prosecutions of various crimes of course nobody wants to say for sure (wink, wink) . He was also big into communism & belonged to a group, Nancy also became interested in it & followed her fathers foot steps. Gee could it be she is a communist at heart? I really think the old bird has snapped & thinks she is back in the day when she was a Mafia Princess who liked communism. Wow didn’t they check her ties before she went in to office??

  19. She appointed a Army General to head up the commission. By what authority does she have to appoint or order a military general to do anything? Last time I checked, the Military Chain of Command went from the President to the Secretary of Defense and down through the ranks. Unless some drastic changes have happened since, I don’t remember The Speaker of The House included in that chain. If the President was any kind of a leader at all, he should make her aware of that.

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