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.”
Ranking Members Rodney Davis (R-IL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), James Comer (R-KY), and Devin Nunes (R-CA), released this NEW letter demanding answers as to what Speaker Pelosi knew regarding the U.S. Capitol's security posture on January 6th. pic.twitter.com/WoPMCh3vD8
— Mike Emanuel ?? (@MikeEmanuelFox) February 15, 2021
Capitol Police requested National Guard help prior to January 6th.
That request was denied by Speaker Pelosi and her Sergeant at Arms.
During the attack, Capitol Police made the request again.
It took over an hour to get approval from Pelosi’s team! https://t.co/ctOWZ4PExw
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 15, 2021
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.
— Joe Gooding ??? (@joegooding) February 16, 2021
Nancy Pelosi is out of her mind.
— Madison Gesiotto (@madisongesiotto) February 16, 2021
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.