Former President Donald Trump on Sunday repeated a previous assertion that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was most responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot because she refused offers of extra security.
In addition, Trump mocked reports at the time that he “grabbed” a Secret Service agent in the presidential limo in an attempt to have him taken to the Capitol during the riot in an interview with new “Meet the Press” anchor Kristen Welker.
“Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had January 6,” Trump said. “I’m not going to tell you anything. Let me put it this way, I behaved so well. I did such a good job. Nancy Pelosi turned down 10,000 soldiers.”
“Listen to me,” he continued. “I understand that the police testified against her, the chief of the Capitol Police, great people, they testified against her, and they burned all the evidence. They destroyed all the evidence about Nancy Pelosi… She had authority over the Capitol… I assumed she took care of it.
“National Guard not coming? I asked it to be there three days in advance, and she turned it down,” he added. “The Mayor of D.C. gave us a letter saying that she turned it down,” he repeated. “Nancy Pelosi also was asked, and she turned it down. The Capitol Police [chief] said he wanted it and she wouldn’t accept it. She is responsible for January 6. Nancy Pelosi is responsible, and the January 6 Committee refused to interview her.”
Last month, House Republicans renewed their claims that Democrats who ran the Jan. 6 Committee have either hidden or deleted key evidence from their politicized hearings.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, told Fox News that the Jan. 6 committee did not properly preserve all documents, video depositions, data, and other materials, according to the Los Angeles Times, to include any and all communications with President Joe Biden’s administration.
In addition, Loudermilk said the Dem-run committee did not preserve any evidence or proof of security lapses on that day.
“We’ve got lots of depositions, we’ve got lots of subpoenas, we’ve got video and other documents provided through subpoenas by individuals,” he told Fox News.
Loudermilk’s statement led former President Donald Trump to blast on his Truth Social platform: “The January 6th Unselect Committee got rid of EVERYTHING! Discarded, Deleted, Thrown Out. A Flagrant Violation of the law. They had so much to hide, and now that I have Subpoena Power, they didn’t want to get caught. They knew EXACTLY what they were doing. AN EGREGIOUS CRIMINAL ACT & BLATANT DISREGARD OF THE LAW! Can you imagine if I would have done such a thing???.”