The then acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller (Christopher Miller) defended all the measures he took that day
Two senior officials in the Donald Trump administration defended their actions in the January 6 attack on the Capitol on January 6. When the Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who was in office at the time, appeared in Congress, he defended all the measures he took that day.
Miller told the House Oversight Committee that he worried that sending troops into the building would trigger fear of a military coup and lead to a repeat of the Kent State University massacre in 1970.
In the latest testimony in a series of legislative hearings about the attack, his testimony tried to counter criticism that it took a long time for the military to arrive when Trump supporters rushed into the Capitol and caused damage.
But the chairman of the committee, Carolyn Maloney (Carolyn Maloney) made it clear from the beginning that she would question the delay of several hours between the request for military support and the realization of support.
Maloney said: “The federal government did not prepare for this riot, even though it is planning for everyone on social media.” “Although our government can rely on all military and police resources in a crisis, but In front of the mob, security collapsed, and reinforcements were delayed for several hours when the Capitol invaded.”
Republicans tried to change this topic into civil unrest triggered by protests against racial injustice, which shows that Democrats were angry at the attack on Capitol Hill and did not strongly condemn George Floyd in Minneapolis in June. The violence after the death of Minneapolis. A white policeman put his knee on Freud’s neck for nine and a half minutes, while the black man said he could not breathe. Finally, Freud died.
James Comer, the top Republican on the committee, said: “The problem is that some people resort to crime, violence and mob tactics.” “The situation on January 6 was terrible. Last summer, when several cities in the country suffered By the time the demonstrators attacked, the situation was very bad.”
For its part, former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is preparing to testify for the first time on the role of his department in the hours before the attack.
Miller said that due to criticism of the civil war’s positive response to the turmoil in the United States, the turbulent US cities in the past few months, and the violence that broke out decades ago, Miller said he decided to restrict military operations.
The Department of Defense has “an extremely poor record of supporting homeland security”, for example during the civil rights protests and the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s, and the massacre of four students at the University of Kent. According to the text of the previous interview, 51 years ago, Miller would have said.
He said: “My promise is to avoid these situations.”
Miller also denied that Trump was criticized for failing to strongly criticize the rioters and that he participated in the defense response.
In addition, Rosen is expected to say that before the riots, the U.S. Department of Justice “takes appropriate precautions” and puts elite troops on alert when police reports indicate that 10,000 to 30,000 people are expected to hold rallies and demonstrations.