NANCY Pelosi is under fire for Capitol riot security failures and Republicans want an inquiry into whether she ignored the threat.
Rodney Davis, Jim Jordan, James Comer and Devin Nunes sent a letter to Pelosi on Monday saying that "many important questions" from the infamous event "remain unanswered," according to Fox News.
The quad mentioned claims that former Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund made that he approached the sergeants at arms to ask for help from the National Guard two days before the deadly riot.
In a letter to the House Speaker, Sund said the former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he didn't feel that the "intelligence supported it."
"As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities," they wrote.
"The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House."
They added that over the past two years, the Republicans have noticed "very heavy-handed and tightly controlled approach to House operations that has been exerted by yourself, your staff, and an army of appointed House officials."
"When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?" they wrote.
"Did Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving get permission or instruction from your staff on January 4th prior to denying Chief Sund’s request for the national guard?"
They went on to claim that Sund's request "to over an hour" to be approved, which "undoubtedly included" Pelosi and her "designees."
The Republican's went on to slam the Speaker for her decision to fire Irving and demand Sund resigned.
"These decisions were made in a partisan manner without any consultation of House Republicans and therefore raise questions about the political motivations of your decision," they wrote
They slammed Pelosi's comments from January 7 where she said that Sund did not try to call her.
Sund reportedly "detailed two occasions that he briefed you on the situation on the Capitol campus—the first occurring at 5:36 p.m. and the second at 6:25 p.m., both on January 6th," according to the Republicans.
After Sund and Irving stepped down, Pelosi appointed retired Russel Honoré to conduct a security review of the riots.
"While there is wide-spread support to conduct an independent security review of the campus, General Russel Honoré was appointed solely by you, without consultation of the minority," the Republicans wrote.
"To the General’s credit he has reached out to several Republicans to brief on his work to date. We are hopeful his review will result in beneficial recommendations that are not influenced by political motivations."
They went on to say that "it is easy to understand why we and our Senate counterparts remain skeptical that any of his final recommendations will be independent and without influence from you."
The four finally raised concerns about "obstruction and inability to procure and preserve information" from House officers when they requested it, saying "such information is necessary to properly conduct oversight" into what happened at the Capitol.
"Preservation and production requests were sent to the SAA and the House Chief Administrative Officer, among other legislative agencies, requesting that such relevant information concerning the attack on the Capitol, including correspondence, video footage, audio recordings, and other records, be preserved and produced to the relevant committees."
"In multiple cases, your appointees, acting on your behalf, have denied requests to produce this information," they continued.
"The response we received was: ‘We regret to inform you that given the scope of the information requested and the concerns implicated by the nature of the request… we are unable to comply with the request at this time'."
Despite officers' "refusal to comply with the request," they learned that "some of the same material we requested was provided to the House Judiciary Committee on a partisan basis."
"This is unacceptable. Madam Speaker, that direction could only have come from you," they slammed before concluding the letter.
"Lastly, your hyperbolic focus on fabricated internal security concerns has taken critical resources away from the real threat, which is from outside the U.S. Capitol," they wrote.
"Your decision to install magnetometers around the House Chamber is yet another example of this misdirection and misappropriation of House resources, which could be better used to protect members, staff, and official visitors from real, confirmed threats."
They added: "Tellingly, Madam Speaker, you have failed to comply with this requirement yourself."
"End this political charade, and work with us to protect the Capitol and those who work here every day."
The letter was posted just hours after Rep Lisa McClain called on Pelosi to brief Congress on why the National Guard may remain in DC until fall.
"Myself and several of my colleagues have asked Nancy Pelosi for a briefing as to ‘Why do we need these troops here?’ And we have received zero information, zero," McClain asked.
"It’s amazing to me that [Pelosi] can do this without any disclosure, without any information and just continue to spend money with no briefing," she added. "Doesn’t make sense to me."
She was discussing news that the troops, who were deployed for Biden's inauguration, could stay there until fall. according to an email obtained by WTTG.
"Just tell me why," McClain demanded. "I feel like there’s a boogeyman under my bed."
"Washington, DC is an absolute ghost town," she added. "I feel completely safe. There’s no one there."
Senator Lindsey Graham also said on Sunday that a commission should be held as to why there was so little security at the Capitol on the day of the attack.
"Did Nancy Pelosi know January the fifth that there was a threat to the Capitol? What did President Trump do after the attack? We need a 9/11 commission to find out what happened to make sure it never happens again," he said.
"And I want to make sure that the Capitol footprint, can be better defended next time so I want to look at what Pelosi knew when she knew that what President Trump did after the attack and on the Senate side was Senate leadership informed of a threat."
He added: "I'd like to know, did the Capitol Hill Police inform the House sergeant at arms and the Senate sergeant at arms the day before the attack that they needed more troops so I want to look at all of it."
Pelosi's office did not respond to Fox News' request for comment.
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