House GOP demands Pelosi address Capitol riot security failures

House GOP demands Pelosi address Capitol riot security failures


WASHINGTON — House Republicans are demanding answers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi on security decisions made in the lead up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and what involvement her office had, according to a new report.

In a Monday letter, top-ranking Republicans including House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) also accused Pelosi (D-Calif.) of blocking their requests for information on security failures.

“As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities,” the pols wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News.

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“The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House.”

In the letter, the Republican lawmakers said they had seen “very heavy-handed and tightly controlled approach to House operations” from Pelosi’s office and demanded to know why requests for the National Guard to be deployed before the insurrection were rebuffed.

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