House GOP Committee Members Seek Answers from Pelosi on Capitol Security Planning Before Riot

Ranking Republican lawmakers are demanding answers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the security planning at the Capitol prior to the January 6 riot.

Republican House committee members sent Pelosi a letter on Monday.

In the letter, committee members asked why requests for additional security were denied and pointed out Speaker Pelosi is primarily responsible for House decisions.

Fox News reports:

“As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities,” they wrote. “The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House.”

Since the riot, the House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, Senate Sergeant-at-arms Michael Stenger, and Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund are no longer in their positions.

Critics of Pelosi commented on social media.

Now that Pelosi was called out by the Republican House committee members over the Capitol security concerns, time will tell if she will come forward with what happened on her watch.

Given the importance of finding the truth over the riot, the public has a right to know all the details surrounding Pelosi’s decisions about security for the Capitol.