45th President Donald Trump is criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her alleged failure to properly secure the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6 as protestors stormed the building during the tallying of electoral votes.
He also slammed Pelosi’s Jan. 6 House Select Committee for refusing to investigate the “massive voter fraud and irregularities that took place during the 2020 Presidential Election.”
“Why isn’t the corrupt Unselect Committee of political hacks and highly partisan sleazebags in Washington investigating the massive voter fraud and irregularities that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election, rather than spending all of its time investigating those who were protesting its result?” Trump wrote in a statement on Thursday.
The 45th president bashed the Jan. 6 Committee for not investigating “Crazy Nancy Pelosi and her files” that she reportedly has on the seizure of the building. Trump accused Pelosi of deleting and destroying the sensitive files.
Trump also alleged the Democrat House Speaker refused to ramp up law enforcement to secure the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, claiming that she ignored him and others who recommended extra security.
“It was the Crime of the Century! Large-scale proof of fraud and serious irregularities exist all over the place. Also, why is Crazy Nancy Pelosi and her files, which reportedly have been largely destroyed and deleted, not under investigation for not properly securing the Capitol with Soldiers or the National Guard that were strongly recommended to her by me and others?” Trump added.
Trump argued that if Pelosi had done her job and ramped up security, “there would have been no ‘January 6’ as we know it.”
“I knew the crowd would be extraordinarily large because they were protesting the RIGGED ELECTION. Capitol security was her job, not the President’s, and the American people now know that. If she did with security what she should have, there would have been no ‘January 6’ as we know it,” Trump wrote.
As House Speaker, Pelosi oversees the sergeant-at-arms, the chief law enforcement officer of the lower chamber. The Senate’s sergeant-at-arms was overseen at the time by then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The Capitol Police are overseen by a four-member board, which includes the House and Senate leaders’ sergeants-at-arms. Thus, Pelosi and McConnell had the authority to increase security if they chose to.
“The Fake Unselect Committee wants nothing to do with that subject because they know it was the fault of Nancy Pelosi and, to a lesser extent, the Mayor of D.C. So, if I recommend Soldiers and if she refused to use them, why am I, and those around me, responsible for anything? We’re not, plain and simple!” said Trump.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Pelosi and the Jan. 6 Committee for their “unfair” treatment of those involved in the events.
He recently said he would pardon some who were arrested for entering the Capitol, telling Newsmax that “some of these people are not guilty.” He also compared Democrats’ treatment of conservative protestors versus how they treat leftist rioters.
“You have to have equal justice, and this isn’t equal,” Trump told Newsmax.