There are allegations that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected President Trump’s offer of National Guard troops to guard the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This comes after a government study chastised several law enforcement agencies for letting the riot grow that day, including a video that showed police encouraging riots and waving them on. The government study reveals that “essential information” was withheld from on-duty cops.
Mrs. Pelosi and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer rebuffed Trump’s offer of increased security that day. Hundreds of protesters rioted, with some storming into the Capitol to vandalize it and others passing security officers who held doors open and took photos inside the institution.
The assumption that the 2020 presidential election had been tainted was the root cause of the disturbance.
According to Just the News, which pursued numerous reports about the incident, Capitol Police, the FBI, and eight other federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office, gathered information that extremists planned violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, but failed to adapt security appropriately or provide threat assessments to key decision-makers and frontline officers.
According to the study, certain agencies did not completely process or share information, preventing vital information from reaching important government bodies tasked with protecting the National Capital Area from attacks.
The findings instantly raised issues in Congress over Mrs. Pelosi’s inaction. As speaker of the House, she oversaw the building’s security. She knew that many people would be on the grounds, and she likely anticipated that there would be a riot, yet she knowingly turned down the offer of more aid in the form of the National Guards.
According to the study, the GAO found an issue with all ten agencies it studied but criticized the Capitol Police for failing to inform frontline personnel of the threat they faced when they arrived at work. The GAO stated that Capitol Police did not share its knowledge of the impending threat with its frontline personnel. The Capitol Police and Park Police did not fully evaluate the threat assessment, nor did they incorporate all pertinent information, and even more importantly, they failed to share it, resulting in inadequate evaluations and judgments. In addition to the Capitol Police Board, neither agency shared all pertinent information internally.
The GAO emphasized that it is now crucial to alter failing processes.
Just the News also discovered that Rep. Ralph Norman, R-South Carolina, expressed concerns with the special House committee established by Mrs. Pelosi, which was comprised of primarily fierce Trump detractors; this matter was never addressed. Even more alarming, the committee never investigated Mrs. Pelosi’s apparent inability to provide proper protection that day.
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