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House Republicans have identified precisely who’s responsible for Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol siege

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WASHINGTON, DC- GOP House members have discovered what most clear-headed people knew all along—that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was largely responsible for the security lapses that helped facilitate the January 6, 2021 incursion at the U.S. Capitol, The Federalist reports.

Unlike the show trial being conducted by anti-Trump Democrats such as Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), along with RINOs Dizzy Lizzy Cheney (R-WY) and the emotional wreck Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), the probe led by Republican Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) lay much of the blame squarely where it belongs—on Pelosi.

Banks and Davis discovered that on January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) were only half-staffed.

Despite numerous requests for National Guard assistance from both the Pentagon and former USCP Chief Steven Sund in the days leading up to the siege, USCP officers were poorly equipped, had insufficient riot shields and helmets, and were never trained to handle a riot despite the fact that similar riots had previously occurred adjacent to the Capitol grounds in the Democrat Party-encouraged 2020 riots, Banks said.

While the GOP’s full report is not expected to be released for a few weeks, Banks and Davis said Pelosi’s partisan Spanish Inquisition-type inquiry which they claimed presents a “slanted viewpoint as if it were impartial fact” led them to release their findings which they say “will help Americans understand the extent of the Committee’s misrepresentations and omissions.”

“The committee has lied and made numerous unsupported and disputed claims that have been thoughtlessly parroted by their media and ‘fact-checking’ allies,” said Banks and Davis.

The committee has been widely slammed by Republicans since there are no Republican-appointed members on the committee. Banks, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) were selected initially by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to serve on the committee, however Pelosi refused to appoint them, claiming the two would interfere in a “comprehensive investigation” into the Capitol siege.

Once Pelosi refused to appoint Banks and Jordan, McCarthy pulled all Republicans from the committee.

Currently, no minority rights have been granted or observed by the committee toward the minority Republicans, which runs completely counter to House rules.

It was only after that took place that Pelosi appointed the two never-Trumpers, Cheney and Kinzinger to the committee.

Republicans have promised that if they take control of the House in the November mid-terms, they will conduct an investigation of the January 6 committee for the egregious breaches of House rules, Davis, the ranking member of the Administration Committee who would likely lead that committee with a Republican majority. Current polling points to a massive Republican pickup in the House this coming November.

The January 6 committee’s “investigation” is pretty much a foregone conclusion blaming the Capitol siege on former President Trump and tailoring their “investigation” to reach that conclusion.

They have completely ignored Pelosi’s culpability in the security lapses that led to the incident. They have also completely ignored the fact that only one person was killed at the Capitol on January 6, unarmed Trump supporter and military veteran Ashli Babbitt. The committee has repeatedly lied that a number of Capitol police officers died “as a result of” the incident, which is completely false.

Despite the committees attempt to lay the blame solely on Trump, the GOP members found Pelosi, who is responsible for Capitol security according to House rules, “repeatedly failed” to implement the necessary improvements to the Capitol’s security system.

“This inaction left the Capitol unnecessarily vulnerable,” Banks and Davis noted.

The two lawmakers pointed to an After Action Report compiled by the USCP, which showed that the agency had reorganized its intelligence without authorization, thereby leaving it without essential “open-source intelligence capabilities” which caused staffing challenges that “may have contributed to the tragedy” on Jan. 6.

They further alleged that “the USCP intelligence unit had knowledge of the potential for violence, yet failed to adequately communicate the threat or take the necessary steps to protect the Capitol.”

In spite of all of that, and despite the fact the Capitol Police union voted it had zero confidence in its intelligence division supervisor, the supervisor was promoted to acting chief following Sund’s resignation after the Capitol riot, another “equity” hire.

Since turnabout is fair play, the Republicans whom Pelosi refused to appoint to the committee—Banks, Jordan, Davis and two other Republicans—are leading their own investigation into the security breakdowns that greased the skids for the events of January 6, 2021.

In a recent interview with PBS News Hour, Banks told the host that despite the fact they have gathered over 100,000 pages of evidence, the Jan 6. show committee has “only selectively offered the American people a very small part of it.”

“Never forget that this select committee has already been caught altering evidence. They’ve had to apologize for it,” Banks said. “It’s dishonorable that this isn’t a bipartisan effort to give the American people the facts and the findings.”

Banks, along with a number of Republicans as well as conservatives have referred to Pelosi’s hand-selected committee as a “political witch hunt” not focused on finding the facts but instead focused on slandering conservatives, in particular those who have expressed concerns about election integrity as opposed to actually trying to find the truth.

“Republicans were denied the right to meaningfully participate in the Democrats’ show trial, but as you know, the five of us are leading our own independent investigations into the total breakdown of security at the Capitol. Our mission is to answer simple questions about what happened that day that Democrats have ignored,” Banks and Davis said.

They continued that Republicans are committed to “launching a full investigation into the actions of the Select Committee and hold Speaker Pelosi accountable” assuming Republicans gain the majority this coming November.

 


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