General Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, has gone on the record that there was no delay in deploying the National Guard on January 6.
This is something that House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) has stated repeatedly, making it sound as though our military leaders were purposely holding back help to feed Congress to the mob.
When Pelosi was asked about General Milley’s account, she all but accused him of being a liar.
He’s Just Wrong
So, who would you think would know more about the state of the National Guard on January 6?
Would that be Speaker Pelosi or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
I am going to go out on a limb and say that most are going to agree the latter is a bit more tapped into our military operations.
Milley, on the National Guard’s response that day, stated, “There was no attempt to delay the deployment of the National Guard, I mean that’s just false.”
When the clip was played for Pelosi, she just about lost her mind.
The Speaker completely undermined the General, stating, “I have the highest regard for Gen. Milley, but he doesn’t know the full picture if he presenting the characterization that he just presented.
“The fact is that they could’ve been there very much sooner and it would’ve been much less destruction.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi contradicts Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, who says there was no attempt to delay National Guard on Jan. 6:
“I have the highest regard for General Milley, but he doesn’t know the full picture …” pic.twitter.com/o21wQg6RNI
— The Recount (@therecount) April 28, 2021
The deployment of the Guard has been at the heart of the entire riot, as Trump stated that he had given permission for the Guard to be activated days before the rally.
We have also seen reports that politicians were pushing back against the deployment of the Guard prior to the actual riot starting because they were worried about optics.
Pelosi wants her commission, but her reaction makes it more apparent than ever as to why we need this commission to be truly bipartisan, meaning equal party members from both sides, to make sure the commission comes up with the truth rather than reinforcing the narrative that Democrats continue to push about that day.
Source: The Hill