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Which of the following people had authority over the agency that first suggested the National Guard protect the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021?

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The official Capitol Police timeline of the January 6, 2021 riot, published yesterday by Just the News, reveals that the Pentagon asked the Capitol Police on January 2, 2021 if it was "considering a request for National Guard soldiers for January 6, 2021 event." The Pentagon was under the authority of President Donald Trump. On January 3, the Capitol Police replied that "a request for National Guard support not forthcoming at this time," but one day later, the Capitol Police asked the Senate Sergeant at Arms and the House Sergeant at Arms for "authority to have National Guard to assist with security for the January 6, 2021 event." They "denied" this request. The Senate Sergeant at Arms was under the authority of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, and the House Sergeant at Arms was under the authority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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