The former chief of U.S. Capitol Police says security officials at the House and Senate rebuffed his early requests to call in the National Guard ahead of a demonstration in support of President Trump that turned into a deadly attack on Congress.
Former chief Steven Sund — who resigned his post last week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for him to step down — made the assertions in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday.
Sund contradicts claims made by officials after Wednesday’s assault on Capitol Hill. Sund’s superiors said previously that the National Guard and other additional security support could have been provided, but no one at the Capitol requested it.
Sund told the Post that House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving was concerned with the “optics” of declaring an emergency ahead of the protests and rejected a National Guard presence. He says Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger recommended that he informally request the Guard to be ready in case it was needed to maintain security.
Like Sund, Irving and Stenger have also since resigned their posts.
Yet, so many questions surrounding the riots at the Capitol!
A video that was sent to us by one of our readers, raises suspicions that the Capitol police acted “slow” and could have prevented the breach if they called for support earlier.
In the video, we mentioned, you can see a Trump supporter yelling at the police for not calling for a backup.
Why the police didn’t call for backup earlier and why the national guard wasn’t there to increase the security, are questions that raise a lot of suspicion about who incited the riots.
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