Trump alleges Pelosi turned down 10,000 soldiers ahead of Capitol riot: ‘She’s responsible for Jan. 6’
President Donald Trump has made a false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned down his offer to send 10,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. Capitol ahead of the Jan. 6 attack by his supporters. In reality, the U.S. Capitol Police rejected the offer. The Trump administration has provided no evidence to support the president’s statement, and Pelosi has denied the allegation. By making this false statement, Trump is attempting to deflect blame for the attack to Pelosi without addressing responsibility for any specific actions or decisions.