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D.C. Guard Chief Says It Took Over 3 Hours For Approval To Deploy National Guard On Jan. 6

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The Capitol Police chief requested help during the insurrection, Maj. Gen. William Walker testified - but it didn't get approved for three hours and 19 minutes.
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Military Took Hours to Deploy Guard Jan. 6 After ‘Frantic' Pleas

Military Took Hours to Deploy Guard Jan. 6 After ‘Frantic' Pleas

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

The commander of the D.C. National Guard said it took more than three hours for senior military leaders to approve a request to send troops to the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots, despite a “frantic” plea from the Capitol Police chief for immediate emergency assistance.
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‘I was frustrated': D.C. National Guard general ‘stunned' that Pentagon leaders delayed approving reinforcements to Capitol for over three hours

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Major General William J. Walker said top brass made him jump through bureaucratic hoops and took a shocking 3 hours and 19 minutes to grant permission to help outnumbered Capitol Police as a pro-Trump mob stormed through the citadel of American democracy.
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DOD Took Hours To Approve National Guard Request During Capitol Riot, Commander Says

DOD Took Hours To Approve National Guard Request During Capitol Riot, Commander Says

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Maj. Gen. William Walker said the Department of Defense took three hours to approve deploying the National Guard to the Capitol on Jan. 6 after a "frantic" request from Capitol Police.
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