The Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller has said that he discussed deployment of National Guard to the Capitol protest with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer — but not President Donald Trump.
It is being reported that Pence was the one who ultimately activated the National Guard, not President Trump.
This is nuts. The Acting Secretary of Defense acknowledging that he and the Joint Chiefs Chairman did not discuss deploying the National Guard with President Trump – but rather with VP Pence and Congressional leaders. pic.twitter.com/b8gAT9bnSC
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 6, 2021
JUST IN – President Trump orders the deployment of the National Guard.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 6, 2021
“Chairman Milley and I just spoke separately with the Vice President and with Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Repre