Rep. Murphy Pushes For Answers After Capitol Riot Left 6 Dead

Rep. Murphy Pushes For Answers After Capitol Riot Left 6 Dead

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
January 12, 2021

Representative Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), has been one of Florida's most outspoken officials this after the historic Capitol riot took place, and from the looks of it, the Orlando-area congresswoman plans to stay vocal on her disgust with the riot that transpired on January 6th.

While she has placed blame on President Donald Trump for inciting the riot, Murphy is also calling for Republicans and Democrats alike to address the 'vulnerability' that was exposed by the assault on the Capitol.

Well, if Murphy is still wondering who knew, we can start with the heads of each respective congressional chamber, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

As the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, Pelosi, and McConnell work directly with the Sergeant of Arms.

The same Sergeant of Arms who refused National Guard assistance and provided a weak line of defense against the demonstrators, practically opening the doors for them.

Since then, both Sergeant at Arms and the Chief of Capitol Police have resigned, at the request of Speaker Pelosi.

Sergeant of Arms of the House, Paul Irving said he was not 'comfortable' with deploying the National Guard even with the previous knowledge that this crowd would vastly outnumber previous Trump rallies.

The Pentagon acknowledged that there were no requests from Capitol Hill Police for aid, and issued a statement.

'We rely on Capitol Police and federal law enforcement to provide an assessment of the situation,' Jonathon Hoffman of the Pentagon said, during questioning last week.

This would perfectly explain why the National Guard did not arrive at the scene until 5:40 pm, leaving time for casualties to amount, and the chaos to ensue.

Again, after mounting political pressure, the Chief of Capitol Police, and the Sergeant of Arms of both chambers resigned

The Chief of Capitol Police said it best when he claimed, 'I let my officers down.'


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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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