Milley, Pelosi panicking

This story broke:

Newly released January 6 footage by House Republicans reveals then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing responsibility for failing to prevent the event. In the footage, Pelosi is heard telling her Chief of Staff, Terri McCullough, “We have responsibility, Terri. We did not have any accountability for what was going on there, and we should have.”

“This is ridiculous. You’re going to ask me in the middle of the thing when they’ve already breached the inaugural stuff should we call the Capitol police — I mean the National Guard?” Pelosi continued. “Why weren’t the National Guard there to begin with?”

An off-camera voice in the footage suggests, “They thought that they had sufficient resources,” to which Pelosi responds, “They clearly didn’t know. And I take responsibility for not having them just prepare for more.”

It will be interesting to see if this is a conspiracy that turns out not to be a theory. Nancy was hot to trot over to MSNBC to get her version of the story out.

“…Milley, driven by fears of President Trump potentially misusing military power, frequently engaged with prominent Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Susan Rice, and Robert Gates. Milley expressed concerns about a possible “Reichstag moment,” a scenario where Trump might exploit the chaos to seize more power. Colonel Earl Matthews testified about an “irrational” fear among senior military officers, allegedly influenced by Milley’s disparaging remarks about Trump.

Despite Milley’s claims of maintaining neutrality, McLean suggests that his actions were politically motivated. Milley’s own words, as cited from Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s “I Alone Can Fix It,” reveal his defiant stance against Trump, stating, “I’ll just fight him” and his willingness to face severe consequences: “If they want to court-martial me or put me in prison, have at it.”

Nancy went into overdrive…

Some perspective