Trump blames Pelosi for not preventing his supporters from storming Capitol

The buck stops with Nancy.

Former President Donald Trump blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for supposedly failing to prevent the violent mob of his own extremist supporters from storming the Capitol.

Even though Trump was commander in chief on Jan. 6 and urged his supporters to “fight like hell” to keep him in power, he claimed Pelosi could have or should have done more to block the attempted insurrection.

“Capitol security was her job, not the President’s,” the twice impeached president asserted in an email statement on Thursday. “Why am I, and those around me, responsible for anything? We’re not, plain and simple!”

Trump claimed, without offering any evidence, that Pelosi refused offers to beef up security before the attack by the armed mob that he egged on at a rally minutes earlier.

“Why is Crazy Nancy Pelosi and her files, which reportedly have been largely destroyed and deleted, not under investigation for not properly securing the Capitol with Soldiers or the National Guard that were strongly recommended to her by me and others?” Trump asked.

In fact, the Speaker of the House is not responsible for security at the Capitol. That’s the job of the Capitol Police and its board, which can request help from federal or Washington D.C. authorities.

Trump was in command of the U.S. military on Jan. 6, 2021. The Congressional committee probing Jan. 6 has been focusing on Trump’s inaction as the mob marauded through the Capitol, hunting down perceived enemies like Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence.

“If she did with security what she should have, there would have been no “January 6″ as we know it,” Trump said.

The new “blame it on Nancy” spin is perhaps the most brazen and implausible of Trump’s efforts to evade accountability for his own role in planning, inciting and failing to quell the attempted insurrection. The attack’s goal was to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election and keep Trump in power.