Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY) asserted this Wednesday that Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) shared the blame for the Jan. 6th protest that happened at the Capitol.
Stefanik, who serves as House Republican Conference chair, released a comment on the eve of the Capitol breach’s anniversary, thanking law enforcement for their efforts to control the riotous behavior but condemning Nancy Pelosi for being the one lawmaker who holds the most “responsibility” for leaving the Capitol open to attack.
The NY Republican said it was “unacceptable” that despite Nancy Pelosi’s nine-person investigatory committee — which has seven Dems and two of the worst RINO Republicans in Washington, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — persisting with its look into the Jan. 6th riot, “one year after the American people still don’t have answers about why the Capitol was allowed to be so vulnerable.”
“Instead of focusing on improving Capitol security and adopting the recommendations from the United States Capitol Police, Nancy Pelosi and House Dems are instead using their illegitimate sham committee to destroy Constitutional precedent and harm their political opponents,” Stefanik said in reference to the committee that is going for former President Trump and many of his closest allies with a subpoena.
Read my statement here 👇👇👇 https://t.co/DGKYmNwwzQ
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) January 5, 2022
Stefanik led a call with journalists this week in which she and three more, Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Jim Banks (R-IN) emphasized their stance that Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 committee is in fact a “cover-up” for Nancy Pelosi’s own transgressions.
They pointed to a letter Davis, the top House Administration Committee member, sent to Nancy Pelosi this week in which he accused her of obstructing records connected to security preparedness of the Capitol from the United States Sergeant-at-Arms, the House General Counsel, and the Chief Administrative Officer, all of whom, Davis reported, were taking orders from Pelosi.
Stefanik this Wednesday also repeated that the Jan. 6 committee has essentially said that Pelosi is exempt from blame for the event, despite her history of overseeing security connected actions of the Capitol like putting in magnetometers, holding briefings on security preparedness ahead of a Sept. 18 rally, and restricting Capitol visitation because of covid-19.
Author: Scott Dowdy