‘Plenty of evidence’ Nancy Pelosi knew and did nothing about January 6 riots
Sky News host Paul Murray says Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not want to be called as a witness in the impeachment trial because there is a “substantial amount of evidence” that she was pre-warned about the January 6 riots.
“She did not want to be called as a witness because there is a substantial amount of evidence that she – as the presiding officer – was pre-warned of something might be happening on January 6,” Mr Murray said.
”There is plenty of evidence to suggest that she was not doubling down on security that day, and the former boss of the Capitol Police would have testified to that very point”.
Multiple Republican Senators have suggested Speaker Pelosi may have known about the riots the as there was a credible threat identified by the FBI and Capitol Police the night before.
Former Trump loyalist Lindsay Graham originally voted against witnesses to be called but changed his vote and suggested Senators could have called Speaker Pelosi to “to answer the question as to whether or not there was credible evidence of pre-planned violence before President Trump spoke?”.
Mr Graham also said it could be asked “whether Speaker Pelosi, due to optics, refused requests by the Capitol Hill Police for additional resources like the National Guard?”.
Republican Senator Roger Marshall also jumped on and asked questions about Speaker Pelosi’s responsibility.
“That’s the question most of us want to know: did she bear great responsibility for what happened on January the 6th. She’s the one who had the intelligence,” Mr Marshall said.