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Pelosi Admits Guilt For Jan 6th

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, from California, acknowledged that more preparations could have been made by the National Guard ahead of January 6, 2021. She expressed this during a moment of crisis, stating, “I take responsibility.”

This revelation came from a recording made by Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, a documentarian, as Pelosi was being escorted to Fort McNair for safety during the Capitol Hill riots. The footage was made public by the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

In a specific portion of the recording, while traveling in an SUV, Pelosi discussed the situation with her chief of staff, Terri McCullough. She questioned, “You’re going to ask me, in the middle of the thing when they’ve already breached the inaugural stuff, ‘Should we call … the National Guard?’” Pelosi then criticized the initial absence of the National Guard, admitting her role in not having them “prepare for more.”

The 42-second clip was part of a longer, 45-minute record captured by Alexandra Pelosi that day, which was not disclosed during the initial investigation by the Democrat-led House select committee probing the January 6 events. HBO later released the footage following a request from a subcommittee of the House Administration, as reported by Politico.

Pelosi and other Democrats have previously criticized former President Donald Trump for failing to dispatch the National Guard to manage the riots. However, a report released by House Republicans in December 2022 accused Pelosi and Democratic leaders of prioritizing “optics” following the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 over enhancing security at the Capitol in anticipation of January 6.

This viewpoint was supported by testimonies from senior Army officials during public hearings with the current January 6 subcommittee. They expressed that concerns about the “optics” of deploying the National Guard hindered their response to the riots, according to details from Politico.