Trump Says Pelosi to Blame for Jan. 6 for Turning Down Soldiers, National Guard
'if she didn’t turn it down, you would not have had any problem'
Former President Donald Trump blamed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In an interview with FNC host Sean Hannity, Trump said Pelosi had turned down “soldiers and/or National Guard,” which he said would have prevented problems.
“So, I felt that was going to happen — at the rally, or whatever you want to call it,” he said.
“The people listening to the speeches, a lot of different people, and they were also making speeches the night before.
"And there was a lot of love there,” Trump added.
“Believe me, there was a lot of love, and a lot of friendship, and people that love our country."
"These are great people," Trump said.
“I felt there was going to be a very big crowd
“And I said, you know, I think we should have 10,000. And Kash Patel, who’s a terrific guy, he said, maybe it should be 20," he said.
“I said, maybe it should be 20.
“He remembers me saying 10 to 20.
"But I wanted to have soldiers or — and I wanted soldiers and/or National Guard, and Nancy Pelosi turned it down.”
“And if she didn’t turn it down, you would not have had any problem,” Trump continued.
"It would have just been absolutely a lovely day,” he added.
Last year, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) accused Pelosi of security failures that led to the events on January 6.
As Neon Nettle reported:
McCarthy highlighted failures that may have contributed to what happened that day.
”Dec. 14, the leadership knew there was a problem,” McCarthy said.
“Even prior to that, an Inspector General report told us there was failed leadership at the top of the police for the training.”
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) also placed suspicion on Pelosi by questioning what she knew prior to the Capitol riot in January.
“Here’s what I want to know: What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it?” Graham said at the time.
More recently, Ashli Babbitt’s mother called for 14,0000 hours of video captured on security cameras to be made public.
“I would like to say to [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi, this is not your playhouse,” she said.
"These surveillance cameras were put up to capture what happened that day, and the American people have the right to see the 14,000 hours of footage.
“You’re not the queen, Nancy Pelosi, this is America’s 14,000 hours of missing footage, and we have a right to see it.”