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Thu May 13, 2021, 02:40 AM

Trump's defense secretary confirms he didn't approve plan to deploy National Guard until after Pence

Trump's defense secretary confirms he didn't approve plan to deploy National Guard until after Pence called him — over 3 hours after the Capitol riot began

Connor Perrett at Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/chris-miller-aoc-mike-pence-national-guard-2021-5?utm_source=reddit.com

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Trump's defense secretary testified it took three hours from when the Capitol Riot began before members of the National Guard were authorized to clear the building — clearance which didn't come until after he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence.

At first, former Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller testified that he gave "full authorization to deploy" members of the DC National Guard at 3 p.m., about 2 hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol complex.

Miller was questioned by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who asked Miller about the official Department of Defense timeline of the January 6 siege on the US Capitol, which said the Guard wasn't authorized to clear the Capitol until 4:32 p.m.

Miller said the delay was caused by Gen. William Walker creating a "concept of operations" plan to deploy the troops to clear the building.

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Thu May 13, 2021, 02:50 AM

1. The VP doesn't have that authority

Guess who does and guess what it means when the VP does the job of the President.

You thought it was bad that Bush sat around to finish a children's book in front of an elementary class.

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