And we’re back to the media pretending to pore over the answer to the mysterious questions whose answers it already knows and always knew.
As a dog returns to its vomit, the media returns to the same old conspiracist narrative about the Capitol Riot which seeks to imply that President Trump and Republicans crippled the response, when the Democrats were the ones who crippled the response.
The AP puts on a narrative show and then breezes past the basic relevant facts.
Just three days earlier, government leaders had talked about the use of the National Guard. On the afternoon of Jan. 3, as lawmakers were sworn in for the new session of Congress, Miller and Milley gathered with Cabinet members to discuss Jan. 6. They also met with Trump.
In that meeting at the White House, Trump approved the activation of the D.C. National Guard and also told the acting defense secretary to take whatever action needed as events unfolded, according to the information obtained by the AP.
Contrary to the media and Democrat narrative, President Trump had approved the National Guard deployment and authorized action long before.
The next day, Jan. 4, the defense officials spoke by phone with Cabinet members, including the acting attorney general, and finalized details of the Guard deployment.
The Guard’s role was limited to traffic intersections and checkpoints around the city, based in part on strict restrictions mandated by district officials.
District officials. As in… Democrats.
On the eve of Trump’s rally Jan. 6 near the White House, the first 255 National Guard troops arrived in the district, and Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed in a letter to the administration that no other military support was needed.
The Trump administration authorized National Guard deployment. D.C. officials forced the National Guard to conduct traffic. And ever since then Democrats and their media have kept trying to blame their own decision on President Trump.
As I have repeatedly written, the Democrats were the ones who fought the deployment of law enforcement and the military during the BLM riots in D.C. and their actions led directly to the very thing they’ve been blaming Trump for.
The Trump administration and the Pentagon were wary of a heavy military presence, in part because of criticism officials faced for the seemingly heavy-handed National Guard and law enforcement efforts to counter civil unrest in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
In particular, the D.C. Guard’s use of helicopters to hover over crowds in downtown Washington during those demonstrations drew widespread criticism. That unauthorized move prompted the Pentagon to more closely control the D.C. Guard.
Those mean scary helicopters frightened BLM. And so they had to go. But somehow that’s President Trump’s fault.