House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to shift blame in CNN’s soap opera town hall on Jan. 6, 2022 Thursday over the National Guard’s delayed deployment amid the Capitol riot one year prior.
While huddled with lawmakers in an undisclosed location during the turmoil, Pelosi said the speaker and other members of leadership were “fighting to get the National Guard.”
“And it was very hard,” the speaker added, complaining of bureaucratic excuses from the Pentagon that slowed the process down.
“It was really a delay,” Pelosi said. “It was inexplicable, that it just made no sense at all.”
The speaker made clear an earlier deployment “would have had a different story to tell,” while claiming the fate of American democracy hangs on a thorough investigation of