The Associated Press reports:
From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control.
In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the Capitol,” Pence said.
Elsewhere in the building, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were making a similarly dire appeal to military leaders, asking the Army to deploy the National Guard.
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“Clear the Capitol,” Vice President Mike Pence said. “We need help,” Sen. Chuck Schumer told military leaders. Those and other previously undisclosed details from the deadly riot of Jan. 6 are in a Pentagon document obtained by @AP. https://t.co/wLZVKpa48k
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2021