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Schrodingers_Cat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Liz Cheney is JUST AS GUILTY because she also did not order troops in.

ghost_of_aswartz [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

The EXECUTIVE has no jurisdiction over the capitol police--only CONGRESS does. I believe the same is true (correct me if I'm wrong) over the SCOTUS grounds (they have their own federal police)

Capitol police are controlled exclusively by SPEAKER of HOUSE; the grounds around Capitol are controlled in terms of security exclusively by the capitol police

The DC city police have no jurisdiction over capitol building

The Maryland and VA police have no jurisdiction over DC

Trump has jurisdiction over DC, but not the capitol grounds.

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the United States charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories. It answers to the Capitol Police Board and is the only full-service federal law enforcement agency appointed by the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.


The congress is an autonomous zone that is protected by its own security.

For these reasons above, Trump could not 'order' any reserve / guards to the capitol, he simply did not have jurisdiction, however, Pelosi could have taken him up on the troops he offered. But she ignored his offer.

Also there is some kind of posse comitatus reason he can't either....laws against troops at polling / election / voting locations and i believe that may include the capitol

Liz Cheney is exploiting our ignorance of The Civics of this situation--and Trump's lack of Jurisdiction

cincydan 1 point ago +1 / -0

If I could downvote this I would. Trump has always said he offered the troops. How was he lying?

TidewaterYank 1 point ago +1 / -0

Really sick of MSM putting these lying bstards on incessantly with NO counter.

KuzoKevin 0 points ago +1 / -1

He didn't order troops during riots either, but he offered them and mayors refused.

This is why Pelosi needs to answer for her culpability on J6. We need another J6 committee after the GOP takes the house.