Moments ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted:
As Americans across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to racial injustice and police brutality, we have seen a shocking deployment of various security officers from multiple jurisdictions to our nation’s capital. Today, I wrote to the President seeking answers.
f particular concern are officers who are operating with full anonymity, refusing to provide identification and without identifying insignia, badges and nameplates – a practice which undermines accountability and ignites government distrust & suspicion.
Americans deserve to know:
Who is in charge?
What is the chain of command?
What is the mission?
What agencies are involved? What are their roles & responsibilities?
And by what authority is the National Guard from other states operating in the Capital?
Pelosi has sent the following letter to President Trump.
In the letter Pelosi writes:
“We are concerned about the increased militarization and lack of clarity that may increase chaos. Congress and the American people need to know who is in charge, what is the chain of command, what is the mission, and by what authority is the National Guard from other states operating in the capital.
…The practice of officers operating with full anonymity undermines accountability, ignited government distrust and suspicion and is counter to the principle of procedural justice and legitimacy during this precarious moment in our nation’s history