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Re: Congress Elections
« on: January 08, 2021, 09:17:23 AM »

I appreciate your response, but what made Trump the most complicit in the insurrection wasn't any particular line of that morning rally. It was his refusal to send any assistance to the Capitol Building where the Vice President, his family and the entire body of Congress was hiding from armed MAGA rioters, some of whom were intent on causing harm to them.

Maryland Governor, a Republican said that congress was begging for the National Guard from Maryland after Trump refused to send the DC National Guard and the Trump administration refused to allow Maryland to send their National guard either

It wasn't until Pence broke the chain of command and also bypassed the Security of Defense that any help was send to the Capitol Building.

As rioters smashed windows and forced lawmakers into hiding, the head of the Maryland National Guard was told he could not come to the aid of US Capitol police, per Hogan.

Ninety minutes later, according to Hogan, the secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, called him to request the deployment.

Typically such calls come from the US Secretary of Defense. It was not the only apparent breach in the chain of command on Wednesday. The order to deploy the National Guard came not from the commander in chief, President Donald Trump, but rather Vice President Mike Pence, according to The New York Times.

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