General William Walker, the commanding general of the D.C.
National Guard, told senators on Wednesday that he received a letter from then-Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy the day before the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol with an "unusual" restriction from deploying any service members without his explicit approval.
Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
General William Walker, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, said on Wednesday that Pentagon leaders took more than three hours to approve sending troops to the U.S. Capitol during the violent assault on Jan. 6.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told CNN that the deadly attack on January 6th at the US Capitol “changed” him, saying, “you can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together on top legislative priorities in a divided Washington.