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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:55 PM

'Clear the Capitol': Pence plea amid riot retold in dramatic Pentagon document

Source: Associated Press

Previously undisclosed internal report reveals how officials sought to re-establish order during 6 January attack

Associated Press in Washington
Sat 10 Apr 2021 14.34 EDT

A previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use reveals dramatic new details about how authorities sought to quell the attack on the Capitol on 6 January and re-establish order – and how such help took agonising hours in coming.

Two hours after the Capitol was breached, as supporters of Donald Trump pummelled police and vandalised the building, Vice-President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.

“Clear the Capitol,” Pence said.

The Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, and House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, were making a similarly desperate appeal, asking the army to deploy the national guard.

“We need help,” Schumer said, more than an hour after the Senate chamber had been breached.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/10/us-capitol-attack-mike-pence-pentagon

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:04 PM

1. This is well written.

Fuck that fucking pig and all the fuckers who put him in office.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:07 PM

2. Trump tried to get them killed.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the line of succession were in the building that day.

Trump. Stone. Miller. Flynn. Bannon. Manafort.

They're all part of this and they need to be buried under a prison for this.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:24 PM

3. Yep, declare martial law, pretend to be saddened and reschedule a "new" election a year out

Meanwhile appoint his secessionist collaborators in acting roles.start with Flynn as “acting VP”...

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:58 PM

4. Too tempting for the Orange Satan to resist. It's a plan born in the lowest pit of hell. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:02 PM

5. Two hours before Guard forces entered the Capitol, they were guarding DOD officials' homes.


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"By 3:37 p.m., the Pentagon sent its own security forces to guard the homes of defense leaders. No troops had yet reached the Capitol."

Two hours before Guard forces entered the Capitol, they were guarding DOD officials' homes.

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“Clear the Capitol,” Vice President Mike Pence said. “We need help,” Sen. Chuck Schumer told military leaders. Those and other previously undisclosed details from the deadly riot of Jan. 6 are in a Pentagon document obtained by @AP. http://apne.ws/LPnXFuB

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:55 PM

6. Has Pence condemned the insurrection? If he did, I missed it. Was almost hung. They would have

torn him apart if nothing else, after what the Orange Insane One was saying about him.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:58 PM

7. Nope. It was weird that he's even thought of running again for their votes. Or that he'd get donors.

Any Repub who primaries trump will be labeled a defector, anyway.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:51 AM

8. Really weird. They would have killed him. Is that lost upon him or that desparate for relevancy?

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