Trump: Nancy Pelosi Is 'Responsible for January 6'

Former President Donald Trump said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “responsible” for the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Partial transcript as follows:

TRUMP: Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security and turned down 10,000 soldiers, if she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have January 6.

KRISTEN WELKER: Did you call military or law enforcement?

TRUMP: I’m not going to tell you anything. Let me put it this way, I behaved so well. I did such a good job. Nancy Pelosi turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t do that.

WELKER: Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have the authority that you have as commander in chief, though.

TRUMP: Listen to me Kristen. Listen to me. I understand that the police testified against her, Capitol Police, great people. They testified against her and they burned all of the evidence, Okay? They burned all of the evidence they destroyed all of the evidence about Nancy Pelosi.

WELKER: What do you say to people who wonder why you as commander in chief you have authorities that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have.

TRUMP: She has authority over the Capitol.

WELKER: Why didn’t you say help in the

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