D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon dragged its feet on Jan. 6 backup

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Published on 3 Mar 2021, 19:44
Three hours and 19 minutes, while a riot raged at the Capitol.

That's how long the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard says elapsed between then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s “frantic” plea for help quelling a violent mob and the ultimate approval of military aid by the Pentagon. The discrepancy between his estimate and the Pentagon's conflicting testimony is now at the heart of lawmakers’ investigation into the security lapses that prolonged the siege on Congress on Jan. 6.

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