Christopher Miller and Ryan McCarthy Must Explain Why The Pentagon Waited Over Three Hours to Rescue the Capitol
Then we examine yesterday’s testimony from the General in charge of the D.C. National Guard who described his personal frustration of being unable to get the Pentagon to respond to desperate pleas from the D.C. Police to come to their rescue as the Capitol was overrun by rioting Trump supporters. Mark Perry, Senior Analyst at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and author of Partners in Command, Four Stars: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and America’s Civilian Leaders, joins us to discuss the need for the former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to explain the 3 hour and 19 minute lapse and whether they were acting on deliberate orders to slow down the response to come to the rescue of the overwhelmed Capitol Police.
How One Crackpot Conspiracist is Holding Up Help For Millions of Americans
Then finally, with Republican Senator Ron Johnson frustrating efforts to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package by employing an arcane stunt to have the senate clerk read the whole bill eating up 10 hours of floor time, we look into who Johnson is and why somebody who spouts such stupid conspiracy theories has support in Wisconsin. Matthew Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and the former editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine joins us.