PATRICK HUSSION (ANCHOR): And four GOP lawmakers, including Rep. James Comer, are demanding answers as to why and what Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew regarding the Capitol's security posture on January 6. Here's One America's John Hines.
JOHN HINES (POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT): Congressman Comer, I know that you, as the senior Republican on the investigations committee, you are attempting to do an investigation with these events of January 6. And I'm wondering -- you've written a letter, of course, I think to the speaker along with Mr. Jordan, Mr. Nunes, and also Mr. Davis, who's the senior Republican on House administration, asking some questions of the speaker. I'm wondering, you say in your letter to the speaker, I think, that she is responsible for the operational decisions within the House of Representatives. Is it likely or is it possible then that she was somehow responsible for denying a request for National Guard support on January 6h, sir, or before that.
REP. JAMES COMER (R-KY): It's possible if you listen to what the former Capital police chief Mr. Sund has said -- he has claimed that he requested National Guard assistants two days prior to January 6, on January 4, and he communicated with Mr. Irving, who was Nancy Pelosi's handpicked sergeant-at-arms who answers to Pelosi, and the request was denied. And Mr. Sund claims that it was denied because Pelosi didn't want the optics of having the National Guard there.
So I don't know who's telling the truth or not, but we certainly want to find out and certainly want to hold anyone accountable who's made mistakes, I like everyone who watches One America News stepped back and watched the trial in the Senate, and they accused President Trump of a lot of wrongdoing and now that that trial's over, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Jordan, and I want to find out what did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it? Because she's in charge of security in the House of Representatives.
HINES: I'm wondering, congressman, if perhaps the thought has occurred to you, or maybe you've heard this expressed by someone that maybe the speaker's enthusiasm for pressing ahead with impeachment of the former president was perhaps a red herring, maybe to divert attention from maybe an investigation like your, perhaps. Do you suppose that's possible?
COMER: I know this, that the Democrat house managers were very excited when they were told allegedly that [Rep. Kevin] McCarthy had that conversation with Trump. But then, when the reality set in that the Republicans would subpoena Nancy Pelosi, they quickly decided against witnesses even after they brought it up for a vote on the floor of the Senate.
So I don't know, again, if Nancy Pelosi shares any blame for what went wrong on January 6, but she certainly owes, not just the American people an explanation, but she owes a member of Congress because all of our security is in her hands. I was on the House floor on January 6 when that happened. Now we learned that the head of security has blamed her for not allowing the National Guard to come in. So, I don't know if that's true or not, but I know that Mr. Sund has accused her of that and we want to find out the answers.