Hannity also said it is clear that Wyoming Rep. Elizabeth Cheney, the committee’s vice chairwoman, is simply being used as a “pawn” by Democrats like Pelosi and Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.
“We now know, and it has been confirmed and corroborated by numerous sources right here on this show, that Donald Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard soldiers to protect the Capitol. He authorized this two days before January 6. Now, why would he authorize that? Everybody knew a massive demonstration was planned. Everybody knew tensions were running high in the country and given what happened over the summer,” Hannity said.
“Five hundred and seventy-four riots and all these people dead and all these cops hurt. Everyone knew that any large protest would be vulnerable to bad actors. We saw what had just happened in the summer of 2020.”