In an interview with Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her experiences during and after the Capitol Hill uprising and expressed her support for a 9/11 commission investigation into what happened during the Sept. 6 uprising. January off.
Pelosi said on Clinton’s “Both You and Me” podcast Monday that such a commission has “strong support” in Congress, but that type of investigation cannot be started without legislation and the Senate won’t be out until later this week.
The spokesman noted that the review by retired Lieutenant General Russell Honoré of Capitol Hill’s “security infrastructure” was conducted as an example of an ongoing investigation.
She also hinted at other lawmakers’ suspicions that some of her colleagues and law enforcement officers might be involved, either directly or indirectly, in the riot, saying this was part of a potential commission’s investigation.
“We are not waiting for the commission, but the commission will have a bigger agenda and investigate the complicity of Congressmen in all of this. And if they do, they should be prosecuted as well as others.” – whether it is safe … anyone involved with the Capitol could have been a resource offices were here for, “Pelosi said.
As for President Trump, Clinton quipped that she would like to see her formal political rival’s January 6 phone record “to see if he spoke to Putin on the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” and was referring to the Russian President.
Pelosi repeated her statement to Trump that “all roads lead to Putin” and said: “I don’t know what Putin has about him politically, financially or personally, but what happened last week was a gift to Putin” and shouted the Rioters ignorant of “Putin puppets” because “they were doing Putin’s business when they did so at the instigation of an uprising by the President of the United States”.
Sharing her experience of being rushed out of the Chamber in the midst of the threat, Pelosi said, “It wasn’t about me because I was safe, but about my members.” She said they were “traumatized” from what they endured all day.
Pelosi said she asked all of her members to keep a diary of what they saw on Jan. 6 and then add another entry in a month “because this is a pain people will bear.” She told them that “this is history. Your perspective, your individual perspective is a very important part of it.”
Noting that she and Pelosi will both attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, Clinton said, “I know it will not be like an inauguration we’ve ever attended.”
Pelosi expressed the hope that Congress can find common ground for adopting Biden’s agenda.