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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:30 PM

Fact checking Rep. Jordan's claim that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for US Capitol security on Jan

Source: CNN

Fact checking Rep. Jordan's claim that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for US Capitol security on January 6

By Tara Subramaniam and Holmes Lybrand, CNN
Updated 0019 GMT (0819 HKT) July 22, 2021

(CNN) — Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio suggested Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been responsible for the security presence at the US Capitol on January 6, after Pelosi rejected his appointment to serve on the select committee investigating the insurrection.

"Why wasn't there a proper security presence at the Capitol that day," Jordan asked at a news conference after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all five members he had tapped for the committee in response to Pelosi rejecting two of them. The Ohio Republican added, "Only one person can answer that question. Only one. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives."

Facts First: The Speaker of the House is not in charge of Capitol security. That's the responsibility of the Capitol Police Board, which oversees the US Capitol Police and approves requests for National Guard assistance.

Jane L. Campbell, president and CEO of the US Capitol Historical Society, told CNN that "the Speaker of the House does not oversee security of the US Capitol, nor does this official oversee the Capitol Police Board."

Pelosi also cannot unduly influence who is appointed to the Board, which consists of the House and Senate Sergeants at Arms, the Architect of the Capitol and the Chief of the Capitol Police. The Sergeants at Arms are elected and must be confirmed by their respective chambers and the Architect must be confirmed by both chambers of Congress.

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Reply Fact checking Rep. Jordan's claim that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for US Capitol security on Jan (Original post)
Eugene Jul 21 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 21 #1
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 21 #2
JoeOtterbein Jul 21 #3
captain queeg Jul 21 #4
Dave says Jul 22 #7
RVN VET71 Jul 22 #11
lagomorph777 Jul 22 #12
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 21 #5
Catherine Vincent Jul 21 #6
spanone Jul 22 #8
Hoyt Jul 22 #9
bottomofthehill Jul 22 #10

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:31 PM

2. Thank you for the fact checking

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:35 PM

3. K n R !

Thanks for posting!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:39 PM

4. Of course Gym (and the other guy) don't know what he's talking about

How do people with so little knowledge of how the government works end up there? Shouldn’t there be some sort of requirement?

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:01 AM

7. I was just about to say the same

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:16 PM

11. Jordan either knew he was telling a lie or

is just as stupid and ignorant as we all thought he was or

both.

My money is on “both.”


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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:23 PM

12. Of course Gym Jerkin knows he's lying.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:43 PM

5. Poor Jim Jordan.

Not on the panel and unable to stop the official record of the 1/6 Insurrection. But, you can believe this. Jim will have his lies exposed and in the public record. His actions will likely show support of the Insurrection. Nancy Pelosi will make sure of that. Good.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:51 PM

6. Which republican put that talking point out about Pelosi?

Once that happened, Trumpies been spewing this lie ever since.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:04 AM

8. Another lying republican?

They. All. Lie. All. The. Time.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:06 AM

9. I think it's a minor issue ultimately. But the Chairpersons of the

House and Senate Appropriations Committee have ultimate responsibility for the Capitol Police.

https://www.uscp.gov/the-department/oversight

I think Capitol Police should have been better prepared. But even if they all were sleeping on the job, that doesn’t excuse insurrectionists.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:08 AM

10. Let's try this again.

The Speaker is no more at fault than Mitch McTurtle and the former guy, As a matter of fact, possible less

The Capitol Police Board is made up on the House Sergeant at Arms, the Senate Sergeant at Arms and the Architect of the Capitol.

The House SAA is selected by the Speaker and then Elected by the House

The Senate Sergeant at Arms is selected by McConnell and voted on in the Senate

The Architect is appointed by the President (Trump) to a 10 year term that is confirmed by the Senate, so it looks like 2/3 of the Police Board was approved by Republicans.

Additionally, Paul Irving was first appointed by Speaker John Boehner

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