Fact checker called on Republican leaders on Friday for the president’s newly resurrected allegations Donald Trump The National Guard was not responsible for the no-show during the January 6th riots last year.
Trump repeatedly accuses the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) For blocking about 10,000 members of Guard that day. However, Pelosi does not control or control the National Guard of the District of Columbia. Trump does.
Even playing cards Boasting on videotape The day after the 2021 riot, he said,Immediately deployed National Guard and federal law enforcement agencies To secure the building.
Republican leader Again blamed Pelosi on Thursday To block the guard.manager Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Thursday for some reason Blame instead Sen. Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.), He was a minority leader in the Senate during the riots.
On January 6, 2021, Trump monitored the riots on White House television as violence intensified for three hours across the Capitol. He did not contact anyone to protect the building or the members trapped inside.
“President Trump not only refused to tell the mob to leave the Capitol, but did not call any element of the US government to instruct him to protect the Capitol,” he said. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Revealed Thursday night at the first hearing of the House Selection Committee on January 6th.
“He didn’t call the Secretary of Defense on January 6. He didn’t talk to the Attorney General. He didn’t talk to the Department of Homeland Security,” Chaney added. “President Trump Did not give orders to deploy National Guard That day. And he made no effort to coordinate and deploy law enforcement assets in collaboration with the Justice Department. “
Her remarks were supported by videotape testimony aired at a hearing from Gen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mark Milley..He said it was then-Vice President Mike penceHe demanded a summon from the besieged National Guard at the time.
Millie testified that Pence had told Pentagon leaders to “drop guards here and put down the situation.”The general later said he received a call from the then White House Chief of Staff. Mark Meadows“I told him to kill the story Vice President makes all decisions.. “
Republicans may have re-landed on the National Guard issue. Lack of action by Trump for hours To protect the Capitol and lawmakers, the January 6 panel appears to intensify the case it is building against him, and he is out to take control of the election and maintain power. Claimed that
Thousands of National Guards were eventually deployed to Capitol Hill to secure the area.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.