- Aug 1, 2006
Pentagon placed limits on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests due to narrow mission
The Pentagon placed tight limits on the D.C. National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests this week, trying to ensure the use of military force remained constrained, as the Guard carried out a narrow, unarmed mission requested by the city’s mayor to help handle traffic ahead of planned protests.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) confirmed that account in an interview with The Washington Post, saying Capitol Police “made it perfectly clear that they needed extraordinary help, including the National Guard. There was some concern from the Army of what it would look like to have armed military personnel on the grounds of the Capitol.” One concern was whether the Army had been invited by Congress.
Why did the Georgia GOP team up with a Riot Instigator?
“WE’LL LIGHT THE WHOLE SH*T ON FIRE!”
The revelations shed new light on why Capitol police were so quickly overrun by rioters. The department had the same number of officers in place as on a routine day.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that...apnews.com
Complicit and lying about it seems the one reasonable choice, given how the Capitol was prepared for BLM protests. The seditionists did not hide their planning, so there's no conceivable way Capitol police didn't know about it.The police chief insisted they knew what they were doing.
“He kept assuring me he had it under control — they knew what they were doing,” she said. “Either he’s incompetent, or he was lying or he was complicit.”
I am against the death penalty but this is treading close to the line if complicit.
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