On February 15, 2021, Representatives Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, James Comer, and Rodney Davis send a letter to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The letter starts with the following questions:
- When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?
- Did Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving get permission or instruction from your staff on January 4thprior to denying Chief Sund’s request for the national guard?
- What conversations and what guidance did you and your staff give theSergeant at Arms leading up to January 6thspecific to the security posture of the campus?
- What conversations did you have during the attack on the Capitol and what response did you give security officials on January 6thwhen Chief Sund requested National Guard support that required your approval?
- Why are your House Officers refusing to comply with preservation and production requests to turn over request materials relevant to the events of January 6th?
The letter also calls Pelosi out for public statements in a press conference:
On January 7th, you held a press conference in which you stated, in part, that you were calling on Chief Sund to resign because he “hasn’t called us since this happened.” That claim is refuted by Chief Sund who in a letter to you, dated February 1st, 2021, detailed two occasions that he briefed you on the situation on the Capitol campus—the first occurring at 5:36 p.m. and the second at 6:25 p.m., both on January 6th.
The Republican Representatives express their frustration over obstruction to their ability to access and receive information regarding January 6th.
In addition, we are very concerned by the obstruction and inability to procure and preserve information from your House Officers when requested. Such information is necessary to properly conduct oversight on the January 6th events. Preservation and production requests were sent to the SAA and the House Chief Administrative Officer, among other legislative agencies, requesting that such relevant information concerning the attack on the Capitol, including correspondence, video footage, audio recordings, and other records, be preserved and produced to the relevant committees. In multiple cases, your appointees, acting on your behalf, have denied requests to produce this information. The response we received was: “We regret to inform you that given the scope of the information requested and the concerns implicated by the nature of the request… we are unable to comply with the request at this time.” Even more troubling is despite your House Officers refusal to comply with the request we have recently learned that some of the same material we requested was provided to the House Judiciary Committee on a partisan basis. This is unacceptable. Madam Speaker, that direction could only have come from you.
That Wednesday in January was an excuse for the impeachment trial, the reason Patriots all over the US have received visits from the FBI, and in some cases, been arrested (Straka and Gold). The American people have a right to all information available from that day. Our Representatives being stonewalled while fake news promotes a false narrative is unacceptable. It is more important than ever for Americans to know the truth for themselves.
Read the whole letter for yourself here.