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The “Moderate” Democrats Hammer Another Nail Into the Coffin

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The “Moderate” Democrats Hammer Another Nail Into the Coffin

The House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol reported it had postponed the deposition of Jeffrey Clark. Clark was a senior official in the Justice Department during the trump regime.

“‘Through his attorney, Mr. Clark has informed the Select Committee of a medical condition that precludes his participation in tomorrow's meeting and he has provided ample evidence of his claim.’” The committee has “agreed to postpone the deposition until Dec. 16.”

So, the “moderate” Democrats have another opportunity for their foot-dragging to “run out the clock” so only the small fries that actually attacked the Capitol Building will be held accountable. In approximately eleven months, the growing list of successful stalling tactics by the “moderate” House Democrats will have hammered the final nail in the coffin of our democracy, and, indeed, will have “run out the clock” to the 2022 Mid-terms. This hard work by the “moderate” Democrats has been done to enable the newly elected trumpublican congressional majority to end the probe into the January 6, 2021, insurrection, and permit them to shred all damning evidence pressure by progressive House Democrats forced the Select Committee to uncover.

The fascist government that will assume power shortly thereafter will owe the “moderate” congressional Democrats a debt of gratitude. It has been the “moderate” Democrats’ many years of invaluable help, which has assured the GOP’s (now converted to trumpublicans’) success in their decades-long operation to destroy the U.S. democracy.






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I don't think there's really any way to know their strategy or what they have. They know full well that Trump and Co are desperately trying to run out the clock.

I share the concern, and politicians do have a long history of disappointing, but we'll see.
 

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Nancy needs to testify. Why did she refuse assistance? Why did she order the Capitol police to "let them in"?
 

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Like we were really going to take this seriously when the Democrats didn't even bring out the dunking chair. Clearly a farce from the start.
 

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Nancy needs to testify. Why did she refuse assistance? Why did she order the Capitol police to "let them in"?

^^^ fake news ^^^

the speaker of the house has ZERO to do with security.

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT​

  • Capitol security is not solely the responsibility of the House speaker. It is provided by the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate, and by the Capitol Police.
  • The House sergeant-at-arms reports to the House speaker, or Pelosi at the time of the attack. The Senate sergeant-at-arms reports to the Senate majority leader — on Jan. 6, Sen. Mitch McConnell.
  • News reports indicate that in the days before the attack, House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving resisted calls from the Capitol Police to bring in the National Guard for extra security at the Capitol because of “optics.” Irving later testified that intelligence reports didn’t show the need for the extra security, not that he rejected it because of optics.
See the sources for this fact-check


PolitiFact - No, Capitol security is not only Pelosi’s responsibility, but she bears some

Rep. Jim Jordan’s false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops​


March 1, 2021|Updated March 5, 2021 at 1:27 p.m. EST

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“Capitol Police requested National Guard help prior to January 6th. That request was denied by Speaker Pelosi and her Sergeant at Arms.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in a tweet, Feb. 15, 2021

The Facts​

There are three key players here: Steven A. Sund, the U.S. Capitol Police chief; Paul D. Irving, the House sergeant-at-arms, and Michael C. Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. All three resigned under pressure after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
ree key players here: Steven A. Sund, the U.S. Capitol Police chief; Paul D. Irving, the House sergeant-at-arms, and Michael C. Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. All three resigned under pressure after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

In a Feb. 1 letter to Pelosi, Sund wrote he “approached the two Sergeants at Arms to request the assistance of the National Guard, as I had no authority to do so without an Emergency Declaration by the Capitol Police Board (CPB).” He said he spoke first to Irving, who “stated that he was concerned about the ‘optics’ and didn’t feel that the intelligence supported it.” Irving suggested Sund check in with Stenger, at the time chair of the CPB and get his thoughts. “Instead of approving the use of the National Guard, however, Mr. Stenger suggested I ask them how quickly we could get support if needed and to ‘lean forward’ in case we had to request assistance on January 6,” Sund wrote.
Sund said he then contacted Gen. William Walker, commanding officer of the D.C. National Guard. Walker “advised that he could repurpose 125 National Guard and have them to me fairly quickly, once approved. I asked General Walker to be prepared in the event that we requested them.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...-pelosi-denied-request-national-guard-troops/
 

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^^^ fake news ^^^

the speaker of the house has ZERO to do with security.

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT​

  • Capitol security is not solely the responsibility of the House speaker. It is provided by the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate, and by the Capitol Police.
  • The House sergeant-at-arms reports to the House speaker, or Pelosi at the time of the attack. The Senate sergeant-at-arms reports to the Senate majority leader — on Jan. 6, Sen. Mitch McConnell.
  • News reports indicate that in the days before the attack, House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving resisted calls from the Capitol Police to bring in the National Guard for extra security at the Capitol because of “optics.” Irving later testified that intelligence reports didn’t show the need for the extra security, not that he rejected it because of optics.
See the sources for this fact-check


PolitiFact - No, Capitol security is not only Pelosi’s responsibility, but she bears some

Rep. Jim Jordan’s false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops​


March 1, 2021|Updated March 5, 2021 at 1:27 p.m. EST

1.1k
“Capitol Police requested National Guard help prior to January 6th. That request was denied by Speaker Pelosi and her Sergeant at Arms.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in a tweet, Feb. 15, 2021

The Facts​

There are three key players here: Steven A. Sund, the U.S. Capitol Police chief; Paul D. Irving, the House sergeant-at-arms, and Michael C. Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. All three resigned under pressure after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
ree key players here: Steven A. Sund, the U.S. Capitol Police chief; Paul D. Irving, the House sergeant-at-arms, and Michael C. Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. All three resigned under pressure after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

In a Feb. 1 letter to Pelosi, Sund wrote he “approached the two Sergeants at Arms to request the assistance of the National Guard, as I had no authority to do so without an Emergency Declaration by the Capitol Police Board (CPB).” He said he spoke first to Irving, who “stated that he was concerned about the ‘optics’ and didn’t feel that the intelligence supported it.” Irving suggested Sund check in with Stenger, at the time chair of the CPB and get his thoughts. “Instead of approving the use of the National Guard, however, Mr. Stenger suggested I ask them how quickly we could get support if needed and to ‘lean forward’ in case we had to request assistance on January 6,” Sund wrote.
Sund said he then contacted Gen. William Walker, commanding officer of the D.C. National Guard. Walker “advised that he could repurpose 125 National Guard and have them to me fairly quickly, once approved. I asked General Walker to be prepared in the event that we requested them.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...-pelosi-denied-request-national-guard-troops/
It's the kind of thing they're told in their world so that they can deflect, point the finger, and try to shift the focus elsewhere. We often see this with children.

What the hell, toss it into the investigation. Even if it's found to be fabricated, they'll still try to use it.
 

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