“Why wasn’t more help there that day? And the only person who can answer that question is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” Jordan said. “And I think she thought we were going to keep raising that question, and that’s why she didn’t put me on [the committee].”
Pelosi barred both Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) from the committee. Banks similarly blasted the House Speaker for refusing to answer questions concerning the security at the Capitol.
Jordan further told Baier he believes Pelosi reportedly hesitated to call on the National Guard that day over “optics,” noting of the Democrats’ strong anti-police position.
“My hunch is because what happened all last summer [when] we saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that we should defund the police. We saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that rioters and looters who attacked police, destroyed small business, and hurt innocent civilians- they actually raised money to bail them out of jail,” the Ohio lawmaker said. “So when that’s the background, it’s kind of tough to say, ‘we’re for defunding the police. But, oh, by the way, we want more police here to protect us on January 6th.”