(Republican Insider) – The Capitol Police chief who was forced to resign after the Capitol riot that took place on Jan. 6, 2020, is about to tell his side of the story concerning what happened that day in a brand new book that issues a warning saying there have been no actionable steps taken to put the “agency into a better position” and pointing out that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, has not been held to account for the blame she holds for the incident.
Kevin Haggerity, writer for BizPacReview, wrote, “The day after the Capitol was breached and the narrative of a failed insurrection was being circulated, then-Capitol Police chief Steven Sund was singled out by the speaker for the breakdown in security with a public call for his resignation. Tuesday, nearly two years later, Sund’s account is slated for release in the book titled ‘Courage Under Fire’ in which he recounts how his own preliminary requests for the National Guard to be put on standby were dismissed, seemingly to satisfy the whims of Pelosi.”
“Almost two years after the events of Jan. 6, the department is not in a better place or on a readier footing,” The Washington Post revealed Sund wrote after getting an advance copy of the book. “Few people in the department feel there is a visible plan to move the agency into a better position. Hundreds of officers have left the department since Jan. 6 and many feel it is only going to get worse.”
As has been pointed out on numerous occasions, there had been several warnings identified by several intelligence agencies, including a unit in the Capitol Police, that there was going to be an attack of some kind, but politics interfered with the action that needed to be taken on that day.
“The security and information-sharing policies and mandates put in place after September 11 failed miserably on January 6. We failed miserably to see the apparent warning signs and the danger, like a ‘gray rhino,’ charging right at us,” Sund says in the book.
“But there was a failure at the top of the Capitol Police,” he went on to add, “biggest intelligence failure was within my department.”
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“Irving–who served on the Capitol Police Board by virtue of his position — succumbed to political pressures from the Office of Speaker Pelosi and House Democrat leadership leading up to January 6, 2021,” the report stated. “He coordinated closely with the Speaker and her staff and left Republicans out of important discussions related to security.”
Sund then made the suggestion that the structure of the Capitol Police left him in a vulnerable position to be the scapegoat for the incident as, “The security apparatus that exists on Capitol Hill creates a no-win situation for whoever is chief. You have the Capitol Police Board, four oversight committees, and 535 bosses plus their staffs telling you what to do.”
The former police chief then wrote, “No one holds themselves more accountable than I do and I wish I could have done more.” However, there are multiple reports conflicting with Pelosi’s claims about the events that led up to the day of the Capitol breach, which happen to support the idea that there are still a lot of questions that need answers from her and her office.
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