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Fri Jul 22, 2022, 02:00 AM

Agents protecting Pence feared 'for their own lives,' official says

Source: Washington Post

For 13 minutes on Jan. 6, 2021, as smoke clouded the air and Vice President Mike Pence hid from rioters in his office adjacent to the Senate chamber, his Secret Service detail scrambled — in increasingly frantic radio messages — to clear a path for Pence to flee the Capitol.

On Thursday, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack revealed harrowing video and audio that showed just how perilously close Pence and his protective detail came to danger, detailing how the protesters whom President Donald Trump had riled up turned their anger on the man he blamed for failing to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“We need to move now,” an agent said, according to excerpts of radio traffic played by the committee. “If we lose any more time, we may lose the ability to do so.”

Pence’s Secret Service detail described smoke of unknown origin filling a hallway of the Capitol and protesters advancing on outnumbered police. “Harden that door up,” one agent said.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/22/mike-pence-secret-service-january-6/

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Reply Agents protecting Pence feared 'for their own lives,' official says (Original post)
hookaleft Jul 22 OP
C Moon Jul 22 #1
IronLionZion Jul 22 #6
Chin music Jul 22 #9
melm00se Jul 22 #7
SheltieLover Jul 22 #2
Blue Owl Jul 22 #3
Going to Canada Jul 22 #4
Wild blueberry Jul 22 #5
Historic NY Jul 22 #8
LiberalFighter Jul 23 #10

Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 02:04 AM

1. The media certainly downplayed the attack on the capitol.

The police and security were shocked by the violence. But the media has been down-playing it as the GOP wanted: a protest.
That's bull shit.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 08:32 AM

6. More Americans died on Jan 6 than Benghazi

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 08:57 AM

7. CNN

certainly has not.

The network and its reporters have been referring to January 6 as an insurrection from damn near day 1, hour 1 and have continued to do so today.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 02:04 AM

2. And yet he still has not talked about this.

Spineless!

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 02:26 AM

3. It is simply unbelievable and inexcusable....

That any President would do this to his Vice President.

Again, just think of the uproar if the shoe were on the other foot — the hypocrisy and double standards are off the charts….

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 03:31 AM

4. Those SS need to show us the data or go to jail!

Cover up!

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 08:06 AM

5. In contradistinction, Flush's SS were relaxing

No one moved the orange tub o'lard anywhere, they all knew he was safe from the insurrectionists.
I'm no lawyer, but isn't that a form of proof? Of intent to harm, of dereliction of duty, of treason?

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 09:39 AM

8. This is really becoming quite a conspiracy

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 23, 2022, 07:48 AM

10. Keep pushing it. Don't let them forget.

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