Marjorie Taylor Greene Tells Capitol Police Pelosi Used Them as ‘Political Pawns'
Republican says Democrats got the 'optics' they desired
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats of usng Capitol Police as “political pawns” to smear Donald Trump and Republicans.
“I am concerned that USCP officers are being used as political pawns by Speaker Pelosi and other party leaders.”
Greene wrote to Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, telling him that Democrats got “precisely the ‘optics’ desired” by denying requests for help on Jan. 6.
The desired result for Democrats was the second impeachment of Trump for “incitement of insurrection," which ultimately failed.
Trump and Republicans deny they urged followers to storm the Capitol, and Trump urged protesters to be peaceful and respect law enforcement.
But due to a series of events, which agent provocateurs most likely fueled, that day became something the Democrats needed to push forward their agenda.
Greene is now focusing on why calls for help were ignored and denied and how police targeted protesters.
The letters were provided this morning to Secrets.
Greene sought information about the handling of protestors, including the ones in prison.
But the police responded by saying they could not give detail due to the investigations.
The police did give updated numbers of those held.
uscp by Paul Bedard
The department’s lawyer said there had been 582 arrests, and more than 130 have been charged with “assaulting, resisting or impeding” officers.
There have been almost 200 charged with criminal obstruction, while 440 were charged with entering a restricted federal building.
The response came after Greene raised concerns that while Jan. 6 rioters were being rounded up, Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters had their charges dropped.
Green noted what she believed was the political manipulation of the police.
“I have only become more alarmed by the January 6 investigation and mistreatment of law enforcement.”
See her letter below:
January 6 Follow Up Letter ... by Paul Bedard
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) accused Pelosi of kicking him off the commission to block "fundamental" questions being asked about the riot.
"The real question is, and I've said this many times, why weren't those guys who testified today and all the other Capitol Hill police who protect us and protect Capitol Hill, why weren't they given more help?"
"Why wasn't more help there that day?"
"And the only person who can answer that question is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives."
The news comes as a fourth Washington D.C. police officer was found dead earlier this week.
26-year-old Kyle DeFreytag died on July 10, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has announced.
On Monday, the announcement of his death came just hours after Neon Nettle revealed a third officer took his own life following the riots.
DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, died on July 29, his family announced in a GoFundMe account.