As the riot unfolded, the timeline added another layer of understanding to the state of fear and panic.
WASHINGTON-January 6, Donald Trump supporters assaulted the police and destroyed the building, while the then-U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in the security room of the Capitol Tried to give orders. In an emergency call to the acting secretary of defense, he made a strong request.
Pence said: “Clear the Capitol.”
Elsewhere in the building, the current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made similar demands to military leaders for the Army to deploy the National Guard. .
“We need help,” Schumer said desperately, more than an hour after a loophole in the Senate opened.
At the Pentagon, officials argued in news reports that the chaos is not limited to Washington, other state capitals are also facing similar acts of violence, constituting a national uprising.
General Mark Millley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a phone call with the leaders of the Pentagon: “We must establish order.”
But the order will not be restored within a few hours.
These new details about the attack are in an undisclosed document previously prepared by the Pentagon for internal use, which was obtained by the Associated Press and reviewed by current and former government officials.
As the riot progressed, the timeline added another level of understanding of the state of fear and panic, exposing the inaction of then-President Donald Trump and how this vacancy caused the Army and the police to respond more slowly.
Without Trump’s involvement, the response to the uprising fell on the shoulders of Pentagon officials, a handful of senior White House advisers, and congressional leaders and vice presidents, who hid in a safe bunker to deal with the chaos.
At 4:08 pm on January 6, when rioters roamed the Capitol to prevent Joe Biden from obtaining proof of election victory, Pence was in a safe position and called the acting secretary of defense. Christopher Miller (Christopher Miller), and asked for an answer.
Penny’s call to Miller lasted only one minute. Pence said that the Capitol is not safe and asked the military leaders how long it will take to protect the building.
So far, the Dodgers have overwhelmed the congressional police. Two hours have passed, and the congressional police are not prepared for an incident of this scale. The rioters stormed into the building, took over the Senate, and then stepped into the House of Representatives. Under their chase, they left destruction and fragments. Dozens of military officers were injured, some of them were seriously injured, and five people were killed.
On the morning of January 6, the crowd began to gather near the White House to gather for President Trump. According to the Pentagon’s plan, the acting secretary of defense will only be notified when the crowd exceeds 20,000.
Shortly before noon, Trump told his supporters to go to the Capitol. The crowd at the rally was at least 10,000. At 1:15 pm, the parade was already in progress.
When the protesters arrived on the grounds of the Capitol, some immediately became violent, breaking through the weak police barrier in front of the building and beating the policemen who were blocking the road.
At 1:49 in the afternoon, the violence escalated, and then Chief of the Congressional Police Steven Sund (Steven Sund) appealed to Major General William Walker, Commander of the National Guard in Washington, D.C. for help.
Ward later told the Senate committee that Sander’s voice was “moved.” Walker immediately called the army leaders to inform them of this request.
Around 2:10 in the afternoon, the first rioters began to break into the doors and windows of the Senate. Then they began to march on the marble corridor, looking for legislators who were counting the electoral votes.
In the next 20 minutes, as the senators ran to safety, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Mayor Muriel Bowser and Pentagon leaders responded to Sander’s request. Talk.
At 2:25 in the afternoon, McCarthy told his staff that he was going to move the emergency response force to the Capitol. The troops may be ready to mobilize within 20 minutes.
At 2:44 pm, Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by congressional police while trying to enter the conference hall through a window.
Shortly after 3 pm, McCarthy “verbally approved” 1,100 National Guard soldiers to support the DC police. A few minutes later, the emergency response force of the National Guard left the joint base. When the Secretary of Defense finally approves it, it will be handed over to Congress.
At 3:19 in the afternoon, Pelosi and Schumer were talking to the Pentagon, sending aid to it and telling the leader that the National Guard had been approved. However, in the next 90 minutes, the police and army worked hard to implement the plan.
The guards only prepare for transit missions. Pentagon leaders said that putting them in a turbulent combat environment requires additional training to ensure their safety and the safety of the public.
The Pentagon dispatched its own security forces at 3:37 pm to guard the homes of defense leaders. No troops have reached the Capitol yet.
By 3:44 pm, congressional leaders stepped up their appeal.
Schumer used the abbreviation of the President of the United States (POTUS) to urge officials: “Tell POTUS to post on Weibo, everyone must go.” House Democratic Majority Leader Stany Hoyer asked about active duty calls.
At 3:48 pm, frustrated because the National Guard did not develop a joint plan with the police, the Secretary of the Army traveled from the Pentagon to the District of Columbia Police Headquarters to assist in coordination.
Trump broke the silence at 4:17 pm and asked his followers on Twitter: “Go home and live in peace.”
At about 4:30 pm, the military plan was finalized, and Commander Walker had approved the dispatch of the National Guard to the Capitol. The report about the rebellion in the state capital proved to be wrong.
At 4:40 pm, Pelosi and Schumer called Millley and the leaders of the Pentagon again to secure the border.
At about 4:40 in the afternoon, Pelosi and Schumer once again had a phone call with Millley and the leaders of the Pentagon, asking Miller to fix the periphery. But this quarrel has become more and more obvious.
The chronology shows that congressional leaders “accuse the national security agency of knowing that the protesters are planning to launch an attack on the Capitol on the phone.”
The call lasted 30 minutes. A Pelosi spokesperson admitted that there was a brief discussion of the apparent intelligence glitches that led to the riots.
It was less than an hour from the first team of 155 members of the National Guard. At 5:20 pm, officers in riot gear began to arrive.
They started removing Trump players. Very few people were arrested, if any, they were arrested by the police.
At 8:00 pm, the Capitol was declared safe.