In his memoir “Soldier Secretary,” former Defense Secretary Christopher Miller under Donald Trump writes about Nancy Pelosi’s “total nuclear meltdown” during the January 6th incident.
He portrays her as being “incoherent” and “shrieking” about the mob that stormed the Capitol, whom he refers to as “a rowdy group of MAGA supporters.” Miller’s book, which is set to be released on Tuesday, is available for pre-order on Amazon and has been obtained by DailyMail.com.
He also critiques Congressional leaders, including Pelosi, Schumer, and McConnell, during the events of the insurrection.
Miller laughed at Pelosi, saying, “I had never seen anyone — not even the greenest, pimple-faced 19-year-old Army private — panic like our nation’s elder statesmen did on January 6 and in the months that followed.”
I had known when I took the job that it was going to be wild. But I never could have imagined anything like this—getting reamed out by a histrionic Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell as they implored me to send troops to forcibly expel a rowdy band of MAGA supporters, infiltrated by a handful of provocateurs, who were traipsing through the halls of the Capitol, taking selfies, and generally making a mockery of the entire institution.
In addition, Miller criticizes the leadership for holding onto power for too long instead of fostering the development of new leaders.
He explains: “Do I blame a bunch of geriatrics for acting like a bunch of geriatrics? Of course not. But do I judge them for it? You’re damned right I do. Most of all, I resent that we are ruled by a bunch of geriatrics that ruthlessly and selfishly maintain their hold on power and refuse to develop the next generation of leader.”
In his book, Miller’s account is corroborated by footage captured by Alexandra Pelosi for a documentary about her mother Nancy Pelosi. The footage depicts the Congressional leaders gathered in a secure location after the Capitol was infiltrated.
Ryan McCarthy, then-Army Secretary, was contacted by Schumer at 3 p.m. when the Senate chamber was breached and Senators were still hiding in their offices needing evacuation.
Pelosi and Schumer made several calls to various officials, including Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, seeking assistance on that day. Miller was also among those they contacted.
In his book, Miller recounts a phone call he received from Schumer and Pelosi at 3:44 p.m. on Schumer’s flip phone. “I’m going to call up the effing secretary of DoD,” Schumer stated. The leaders demanded a “massive” response.
In the documentary, Pelosi can be heard instructing Miller, “Just pretend for a moment it was the Pentagon or the White House or some under entity that was under siege. They can logistically get there as you make the plan.”
Miller recalls Pelosi ordering him to “get troops to the Capitol now,” which he finds ironic considering the criticism from Pelosi and Democrats towards the use of National Guard troops to control the Black Lives Matter protests that emerged after George Floyd’s murder.
According to Miller’s 305-page memoir, “As soon as it was her ass on the line, Pelosi had been miraculously born again as a passionate, if less than altruistic, champion of law and order.” The rioters broke into Pelosi’s office, causing destruction as they searched for her and shouting her name as they roamed the space.
During the insurrection, Pelosi and other Congressional leaders were hastily relocated to a secure location near Capitol Hill as they worked to summon reinforcements for the overwhelmed D.C. national police.
According to Miller’s writing, when he finally had the chance to speak, he informed the Congressional leaders that he had already instructed the complete mobilization of the District of Columbia National Guard and that forces were en route to the Capitol as soon as they were properly equipped and coordinated with the Capitol Police.
He referred to the frightened politicians turned cowards “frightened children.”
Pelosi had a 'total nuclear meltdown' on Jan. 6th, Trump's defense secretary charges in new memoir https://t.co/HZxDbqf1sc
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