A group of Republican lawmakers tasked with responding to the January 6 House Committee report has revealed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office crafted the Capitol security plan that failed to prevent rioters from storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
After months of concealing the secret project, Republican Congressmen released correspondence from Pelosi’s office showing staffers developing measures to secure the Capitol.
The report released on Wednesday (December 21) asserted that the “failures” of Capitol law enforcement and leadership on January 6 made “the complex vulnerable.”
The report was compiled by Republican Reps. Kelly Armstrong (N.D.), Jim Banks (Ind.), Roney Davis (Ill.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), and Troy Nehls (Texas).
The five asserted that the January 6 Committee disregarded the “institutional failings” which exposed the Capitol to the violent mob.
To substantiate these claims, the report showed correspondence from two of the top staffers in Pelosi’s office dated December 2020, detailing their attendance at meetings where the Capitol security plans were on the agenda.
The correspondence also shows that Pelosi’s chief of staff, Terri McCullough edited the scheme.
The report then details an email from a staffer suggesting that former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irvin became the “fall guy” after he allegedly assisted Pelosi’s efforts to keep Republicans out of the security plans.
According to remarks chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Rep. Jim Banks, made to The Federalist, House Democrats used the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) as a “political prop,” evidenced by their failure to respond “when USCP officers were harassed for telling the truth.”
Banks also asserted the report released by Republican Congressmen “will keep our Capitol and USCP officers safe with no subpoena power and no budget,” unlike the “sham” January 6 Panel.