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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:31 AM

Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots


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.


https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955548910/ex-capitol-police-chief-rebuffs-claims-national-guard-was-never-called-during-ri



Inside job.

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orangecrush Jan 13 OP
Cha Jan 13 #1
orangecrush Jan 13 #2
Cha Jan 13 #3
orangecrush Jan 13 #5
Cha Jan 13 #7
orangecrush Jan 13 #8
Chin music Jan 13 #4
Squinch Jan 13 #6
mopinko Jan 13 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #10
ananda Jan 13 #11
LiberalLovinLug Jan 13 #12

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:35 AM

1. I bet Capitol Policeman Brian

Sicknick & most of the others killed in the terrorist attacks would have loved to have the NG Come in to help them.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:41 AM

2. Agreed.



They sure are there now, and armed.



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:59 AM

3. Good bc I don't think this

will the last we hear from braindead trump terrorists.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:10 AM

5. The more they expose themselves



The more to arrest.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:18 AM

7. Yeah, LEOS & FBI have

their hands FULL!

Good to see them on the Job.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:20 AM

8. It feels weird



But yes.


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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:10 AM

6. I hope someone is thinking about firing Pitt, the General who "didn't like the optics" of providing

National Guard troops.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:35 AM

9. makes me wonder how the sacrificial lambs got picked for the shift.

did sund pick the guys that were on his shit list, and only send them?

john dean said those jobs were patronage jobs. i'm guessing if you could trace who the patrons were, you'd see that they guys that sat it our had r patrons, and the ones sent to the firing line had d's.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:30 AM

10. Probably not for the shift, but Sund is a tRump loyalist, hence shifting blame to "Congress"


Sund surely installed the kind of people who would open doors and pose for selfies and give directions to violent MAGAts.

Or at least installed the kind of people who would hire that kind of people.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:31 AM

11. No question.

Inside job.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:33 PM

12. One of them is lying. I would hope they get to the bottom of this soon

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