The number one sign we’re in terra nova regarding the 2020 election, the certification of it and the subsequent fallout: The acting secretary of defense didn’t even mention the president and instead seemed to indicate he turned to Vice President Mike Pence and leaders in Congress before rolling out the National Guard to deal with the incursion at the U.S. Capitol.
In an official Pentagon statement issued as the Defense Department activated the Washington, D.C., National Guard, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said he’d spoken to the vice president and four congressional leaders — three of them Democrats — before the move.
No mention of President Donald Trump was made. One can potentially guess why — he had to be convinced to deploy the National Guard, according to CNBC, after speaking to protesters early in the day.
However, Pentagon and other administration officials who spoke with The New York