Donald Trump on Sunday blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for the January 6, 2021 riot he incited in an effort to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory in the 2020 elections.
“January 6th is her [Bowser] and Nancy’s fault. ‘No, I’m not kidding’,” the defeated former president wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social.
In his post, Trump included his earlier comments that criticized Bowser for asking the National Guard to help deal with migrants being transported to D.C., alleging that she refused to do so during the Capitol riot.
“The Mayor of Washington, D.C., wants the National Guard to help with the thousands of Illegal Immigrants, coming from the insane Open Border, that are flooding the City, but refused National Guard help when it came to providing Security at the Capitol Building for a far larger crowd on January 6th,” Trump claimed. “Figure that one out?”
Trump’s comments come after the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot presented evidence last week revealing that he took no action for over three hours after his supporters stormed the Capitol just 15 minutes after telling his followers to “fight like hell” and to march to the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to help him reverse his election loss.