(Republican Insider) – Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, Kash Patel, recently sat down for an interview with The Epoch Times to talk about the security planning and the protests that turned into a siege of the Capitol building back on January 6.
A new report from the folks over at Gateway Pundit says that during the discussion, Kash went on to admit that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser actually turned down thousands of National Guard troops at the Capitol on the infamous day of the riots, all because of political reasons.
And as if that isn’t enough to get you steaming mad, how about Chris Wray and his FBI refusing to tell the Trump administration and all of his cabinet secretaries that they thought there might be some kind of situation brewing before the riots took place?
Oh, and to top it all off, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also rejected having National Guard troops at the Capitol due to politics. Good to know where our politicians’ priorities are, right?
So why in the world would Pelosi say no to having extra protection there at the protests when she had reason to believe things might get out of hand?
“In a WaPo interview with the Washington DC police chief, Steve Sund, The National Pulse reports the outgoing police chief “believes his efforts to secure the premises were undermined by a lack of concern from House and Senate security officials who answer directly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader Mitch McConnell,” a report from Gateway Pundit says.
Apparently, Pelosi was worried about the optics of having these troops at the event, especially because the deployment of federal resources to deal with civil unrest was unpopular with Democrats and other members of Congress.
Here’s the video of the interview:
The question that needs to be answered now is how much Wray, Bowser, and Pelosi actually know about the potential for rioting and when did they come across this information?
Another report from the folks at GP reveals that Sen. Ron Johnson’s staff examined over 14,000 hours of video footage that was captured on January 6, which showed that 38 percent of 800 protesters were actually waved inside the building at the West Terrace Door by Capitol Police officers.
“We counted up to 309 individuals entering that door. Five police officers met them. There was no violence that we could tell. That is how about 38% of the 800 people entered the Capitol,” Johnson commented on the footage.
Johnson sent a letter out to Attorney General Merrick Garland concerning the ongoing investigation into hundreds of American citizens that were rounded up by the FBI and the DOJ. Why aren’t more Republicans taking this course of action and standing up for the rights of people who are being targeted by the left?
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