The message got here from the person who, on the time, ran the Capitol Police division, Stephen Sund. Sund wished Nationwide Guard troops to stand guard across the perimeter of the Capitol complicated. Sund knew, as everybody in official Washington knew, that an infinite protest towards the Electoral School certification was about to happen. It was coming to Washington. But, for causes that aren’t clear, the sergeant in arms refused that request.
Then, on January 6, as Stephen Sund predicted, hundreds of protesters did arrive in Washington. As the gang grew and have become unruly, Stephen Sund made 5 extra pressing requests for troopers of the Capitol. Sund was nonetheless begging for reinforcements as protestors breached the doorways and roamed the halls of the constructing. And but, as soon as once more, each single one in every of Sund’s requests for assist was rejected.
However why? Why did that occur? January 6 is among the most mentioned occasions in fashionable American historical past. And but, greater than six months later, we nonetheless don’t know why that occurred, nobody has defined. Nancy Pelosi is aware of why it occurred. She might inform us what occurred if she felt prefer it. The sergeant at arms reviews on to Nancy Pelosi. She’s the speaker of the home.
And but repeatedly, she has labored to cease any inquiry by any means into the state of safety on the Capitol on January sixth. The truth is, the very subsequent day on January seventh, Pelosi compelled Stephen Sund to resign from the Capitol. Finish of debate.
What precisely is happening right here? Congress’ new January sixth committee was supposed to inform us what’s going on right here. Determining what occurred that day was the entire level of having the committee. We have now heard that once more and once more. And but, it seems that Nancy Pelosi has no intention of revealing the whole lot she is aware of about January sixth. So she has turned that committee into one more instrument of cover-up.
At this time, Pelosi banned two Republican members from serving on the committee. They’re Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks from Indiana. What did they do flawed? These two particularly are probably the most more likely to ask questions on January 6 that Pelosi didn’t need to focus on. They pushed for openness, so she booted them. At a briefing within the Capitol right this moment, she didn’t even trouble to disclaim it.
REPORTER: What was it about Jordan and Banks specifically? As a result of Nehls additionally voted to overturn the election.
PELOSI: That was not the standards.
REPORTER: Yeah, what was the standards?
PELOSI: Learn my assertion.
REPORTER: Did you speak to these two members?
Learn my assertion, Pelosi commanded. So we did. We learn her assertion. And it provided no explanations for why she banned Banks and Jordan. As soon as once more, we all know why she did. As a result of, of all of the Republicans on the committee, these two had been by far the most definitely to press for solutions. Even her lieutenants usually are not denying that’s why they had been kicked off the committee.
Right here’s Virginia congresswoman Nancy Spanberger right this moment on MSNBC.
NANCY SPANBERGER: And this fee must be set as much as be a severe endeavor…Our Capitol was attacked on January sixth. I believe it’s completely vital that each single one who serves on that fee, be they a Democrat or Republican, come to that fee as an American first, as an individual with constancy and concentrate on the constitutional responsibility that’s ours, that we swore when we had been sworn in simply days earlier than that assault on the Capitol.
Did you comply with that? So if you wish to know why officers who report on to Nancy Pelosi repeatedly turned down safety on the capitol on January sixth, even after protesters had been contained in the doorways of the Capitol, if you wish to know what the hell that’s about, you are un-American. You’re a traitor. You hate the nation. The truth is, you may be a White supremacist insurrectionist your self. So watch out.
That’s the official place of congressional Democrats. Keep in mind after they informed us they would unite the nation in the event that they ever took energy? Appears to be like like they didn’t imply it. So it’s honest to surprise what else they’re mendacity about and masking up. Turns on the market are nonetheless an terrible lot of issues we don’t find out about January sixth, regardless of all of the speaking about it.
For instance, why is the Justice Division nonetheless tonight hiding hundreds of hours of surveillance footage from the Capitol that day? What might presumably be on that tape that we aren’t allowed to see. Who killed Ashli Babbitt, and what was the justification for killing her? Authorities brokers shoot them for trespassing and we’re not allowed to know who did or why? Is that actually the brand new normal? Does that very same dander apply to BLM protesters too or individuals who voted for Donald Trump, folks’s lives actually don’t matter? And most critically of all, what function did the FBI play that day? We all know for sure that there had been FBI informants within the crowd on the Capitol. What number of of them made it inside the Capitol and inspired others to interrupt the legislation? Don’t faux the FBI doesn’t stage crimes. We all know for a reality they do it often. We all know for a reality they did it proper earlier than the election in Michigan for political impact. So, what precisely was the FBI’s function on January sixth and why can’t we know?
With some prodding, Republicans may need requested about a few of this. None of those are trick questions, not even partisan questions. They’re fully honest questions and they’re vital. Each American has a proper to hear the solutions and listen to them instantly. January 6 is getting used as a pretext to strip hundreds of thousands of disfavored People of their core constitutional rights. We’re witnessing probably the most aggressive crackdown on civil liberties in our lifetime. That isn’t an exaggeration.
But, due to Nancy Pelosi, the Jan. 6 committee will now function the way in which she would love America to function, as a one-party state. Kevin McCarthy, understandably, pulled the remaining Republicans off the committee in protest right this moment. However, a minimum of one want to keep on the fee and lend her dwindling credibility to Nancy Pelosi’s energy seize. That’s Liz Cheney of Wyoming. She is aware of that she is coming to the tip of the street. Her personal voters despise her. Her profession in Congress is over.
So what subsequent? Like her buddy, Invoice Kristol earlier than her, Liz Cheney has a backup plan. She’s going to discover a billionaire to assist her with pointless international wars. That’s one factor she believes in. Sucking as much as fellow neocon Nancy Pelosi may assist with that, so she’s doing it.
LIZ CHENEY: The rhetoric that we’ve heard from minority leaders is disingenuous. The assaults on this constructing on January sixth, the worst assault on the Capitol since 1814. It was an assault on our structure. … At this time, the speaker objected to two Republican members. She accepted three others. She objected to 2, one in every of whom could now be a cloth witness to occasions that led to that day, that led to January sixth. … I agree with what the Speaker has carried out.
So January sixth was probably the most dastardly assault on the Capitol constructing and greater than 200 years, a interval that has seen bombings and shootings, a lot of them within the Capitol, however if January sixth was the one worst, then why can’t we know the solutions to the fundamental questions we simply requested? That’s a query for Liz Cheney. If it’s that vital, why are you hiding that info? What’s the reply? After all, she doesn’t have one. Talking of disingenuous.
So the committee will proceed with one celebration. What’s going to it appear like? Assume MSNBC with subpoena energy. On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi will name a capitol police officer known as Harry Dunn, who will faux to talk for the nation’s legislation enforcement group. However it seems that Dunn has little or no in frequent along with your common cop. He’s an indignant left-wing political activist whose social media feeds are stuffed with reward, not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi.
“Racism is so American,” he posted, “that if you protest it, folks assume that you’re protesting America. #leaveittowhitestotellblackswhatisracist #IstandwithIlhanOmar #Squad.”
Depart it to Harry Dunn, women and gents. Simply one other fact-based witness to the rebellion.
This text is customized from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the July 22, 2021, version of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”