Liz Cheney’s J6 Attack On Trump Undercut Dad Actions In 1992 LA Riots

  • Rep. Liz Cheney’s charges against former President Donald Trump and calls for National Guard help misconstrues Pentagon procedures and is undercut by her own father’s actions as defense secretary during the 1992 Rodney King riots.
  • Cheney’s authorization for troops to be ready in 1992 came only after a request first came from California Gov. Pete Wilson and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and after Bush authorized but did not order their deployment, the 2018 analysis stated.
  • Documents show the Trump administration followed a similar approach in the lead-up to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capital riot. The Trump Pentagon offered National Guard assistance to the Capitol Police four days ahead of the event, according to the Capitol Police’s official timeline of events.