Trump Says He Requested 10K National Guard Troops at Capitol on Day of Riot, Pelosi Responds
During the CPAC conference over the weekend, President Trump gave us some important information.
He said that he offered 10,000 troops from the National Guard for and prior to the January 6th riot that took place at the Capitol.
“I definitely gave the number of 10,000 National Guardsmen, and [said] I think you should have 10,000 of the National Guard ready. They took that number. From what I understand, they gave it to the people at the Capitol, which is controlled by Pelosi. And I heard they rejected it because they didn’t think it would look good. So, you know, that was a big mistake.”
So here’s something to consider why were there not any troops dispatched and if President Trump was really wanting violence, then why would he even offer up the National Guard in the first place?
President Trump said that the help was turned down, but Nancy Pelosi claims that he’s making this all up?
Well, that sure is odd, because the ex-chief of the Capitol Police said that Congress turned down his requests for the National Guard as well. In fact, he says they turned him down SIX TIMES!
According to NPR,
When the mob reached the Capitol complex at about 12:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, it took about 15 minutes for the west side perimeter of the building to be breached, he says. The Capitol Police contingent, which numbered around 1,400 that day, was quickly overrun by the estimated 8,000 rioters.
“If we would have had the National Guard we could have held them at bay longer, until more officers from our partner agencies could arrive,” he says.
Sund says during a conference call with several law enforcement officials at about 2:26 p.m., he asked the Pentagon to provide backup.
So who are we going to believe? President Trump and the former chief of the Capitol Police, the man who was there; or Nancy Pelosi? I think the answer is clear.