House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being pressed for an explanation from Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes as to why the United States Capitol Police did not increase security measures before the event about 18 months ago.During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.,” Republican congressman and former House Intelligence Committee head Devin Nunes was joined by Kash Patel, a former adviser to Nunes. Patel rose the ranks to become an advisor to then-President Trump under his successor, Mike Pence.
Nunes started by saying, “There was information ahead of time that the Capitol Police should have known — which Kash over at the White House, they knew, which is why President Trump approved National Guard personnel.”You’ve got tens of thousands of people coming, and you’re doing nothing to stop it. And this is the issue that Nancy Pelosi will have to address because if the Republicans win in November, the payback will be a you-know-what.
Chief of Staff for the Defense Agency under Trump, Patel, stated that the department “acted correctly” given the knowledge available at the time. The American people have a right to know, as Patel put it, “how we behaved correctly on Jan. 4, 5, and 6,” and this includes President Trump’s authorization of the National Guard, which was rejected by both Nancy Pelosi and [Washington, D.C.] Mayor [Muriel] Bowser.Dissatisfied with the committee’s subpoenas of some of its members, Republicans want to increase their pressure on Pelosi.A group of four Republicans wrote to Pelosi in February 2021, only weeks after the event, demanding to know why she had not taken more measures to ensure the safety of the Capitol, such as calling for the deployment of the National Guard or increasing the number of Capitol Police officers.
But Pelosi has publicly ignored the members’ request for an explanation in the form of a letter. The committee has served many Republicans who are staunch Trump supporters subpoenas she chose, prompting some to pledge independent investigations if their party wins control of the house in November. According to an article on CNN:House Republicans are plotting their retaliation against the January 6 select committee for subpoenaing five of their members.
Sending subpoenas to senior Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.On Friday, many Republicans told CNN that the subpoenas issued to House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republicans by the panel on January 6 set a new norm they may choose to emulate under a hypothetical GOP majority in the next Congress.Pelosi is at the top of the list because of the Republican’s stated intention to investigate her interactions with Capitol security staff leading up to and during the disturbance on January 6.