Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in panic mode, as it has been revealed that she was the person responsible for ensuring the protection of the Capitol building during the events that unfolded on January 6.
As Democrats and the left-wing media have been so focused on blaming the right for the storming of the Capitol building during the joint session of Congress, that they have forgotten about where the blame truly lies: with leadership within Washington, D.C. who were in charge of security.
“I understand what happened on January the 6th was one of the low points in my time in office. It was horrendous to see these people take over the Capitol, the House, and the Senate, beat officers, defile the seat of government, how in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi, it was her job to provide Capitol security? We will get to the bottom of that,” Graham said.
Besides the Capitol police, the responsibility for security of the Capitol building falls on the Sergeant at Arms of the House, under the direction of the Speaker of the House. After the chaos on January 6, the chief of the Capitol Police resigned under pressure, as did the sergeants-at-arms of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Graham decided to take his statement a step further, calling out Pelosi and indicating that he will launch an investigation into this in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Washington Post also reported that outgoing Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said he asked House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger to allow the DC National Guard to be placed on standby before the rally on January 6, but was turned down by both of them.
Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, was outraged at the accusation. He immediately took to Twitter to attack Graham, while refusing to actually respond to allegations made against his boss.
“This disgraceful attempt to shift blame for the mob attack on the Capitol is absurd & pathetic. He need only look in the mirror if he wants to start pointing a finger. He has repeatedly cast doubts on results of a fair election & dangerously fanned flames of rightwing quackery,” Hammill tweeted.
This disgraceful attempt to shift blame for the mob attack on the Capitol is absurd & pathetic. He need only look in the mirror if he wants to start pointing a finger. He has repeatedly cast doubts on results of a fair election & dangerously fanned flames of rightwing quackery. https://t.co/jsKfj0H61K
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 17, 2021
During the interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Graham went on to discuss Joe Biden and the impeachment of President Trump, saying that Biden “is off to a lousy start,” and mentioning his concerns that the former vice president will not stand up to the radical left while in office.
“It would be so easy for him in the name of healing this country to — to tell Schumer to stand down impeachment. No good comes from impeaching President Trump out of office but he can’t do that. So I’m really worried that he’s going to stand up to the radical left on anything,” Graham said.
“What you have done is impeach the president without one witness being called and not even having a lawyer. That’s dangerous to the presidency. I think it was a bad, rushed emotional move that puts the presidency at risk or… calls for further division in the country,” the senator added.
“To my Senate Republicans, don’t legitimize an unconstitutional effort to impeach President Trump. It becomes the model for the future. Will we pursue presidents in perpetuity when they do something we don’t like and we hound them when they are out of office? The Constitution was never meant to do that. That’s a scarlet letter impeachment,” he continued.