The House is gearing up to vote on a waiver to allow Joe Biden’s defense secretary nominee to head the Pentagon.
According to national security expert Paul Crespo, security officials were reportedly deterred from mobilizing National Guardsmen prior to protests in the U.S. Capitol last week due to the response of Democrats to the use of federal forces over the summer.
The outgoing Capitol Police chief claimed his calls for the National Guard before and during the attack on Capitol Hill went unanswered. In an interview Sunday, Chief Steven Sund said his security officials denied his request for the National Guard to be on standby.
Chinese state media unleash heavy criticism of the New York Stock Exchange following the delisting of China’s telecommunications providers on national security grounds.