Pelosi Responds To Video Released By House Committee

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A previously unreleased video from the infamous events of January 6, 2021, has surfaced, showing then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a candid and intense moment. Captured during the chaos at the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi appears to take “responsibility” for the lack of preparedness by law enforcement as a mob stormed the complex.

In a tweet on X by a House Republican panel, we see footage of a visibly frustrated Pelosi being evacuated. She’s in deep conversation with her Chief of Staff, Terri McCullough, expressing her dismay over how the evacuation was handled. “We have responsibility, Terri. We did not have any accountability for what was going on there. And we should have,” Pelosi says, as reported by Fox News Digital.

The video reveals Pelosi questioning why the National Guard wasn’t already deployed, suggesting a significant oversight in security measures. Her frustration is palpable as she criticizes the assumption that the mob would act civilized. “They thought these people would give a damn?” she exclaims, highlighting the stark reality versus the expectations of Capitol security.

When Fox News Digital reached out for comment, a spokesperson for Pelosi didn’t hold back. They emphasized that independent fact-checkers have repeatedly confirmed Pelosi did not plan her own assassination, as some conspiracy theories suggest.

The spokesperson pointed out that Pelosi acted swiftly to defend the Capitol, urging the National Guard’s deployment and coordinating the government’s continuity. They criticized the selective use of video clips, arguing that these do not change the fact that the Speaker isn’t in charge of Capitol security on any day, January 6th included.

On the flip side, House Republicans claim this footage undermines Pelosi’s previous assertions that former President Trump was responsible for the riot. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chair of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, tweeted that Pelosi’s acknowledgment of responsibility contradicts the narrative pushed by her Select Committee.

This newly released video has added more fuel to the ongoing debate about the events of January 6th. Pelosi’s admission, her critique of security preparedness, and the sharp response from her spokesperson paint a complex picture. House Republicans are seizing this moment to challenge the established narratives, claiming Pelosi’s actions and words reveal a different story.

As the dust continues to settle on this contentious chapter in American history, one thing is clear: the debate over accountability, responsibility, and the truth of what happened on January 6th is far from over.