20.5 C
Houston
Monday, January 18, 2021

Ex-Congressional Staffer Says Foreign Spies Likely at Capitol Riot

Foreign spies likely were at Wednesday’s Capitol riot, according to a Republican staffer who resigned from the House Armed Services Committee in the aftermath of the insurrection.

The staffer, Jason Schmid, resigned his position in a letter to the incoming ranking member, Rep. Mike Rogers  R-Ala. Politico first reported the letter Tuesday.

In the letter, Schmid explains his main reason for resigning was Republicans’ support of President Donald Trump’s allegation of voter fraud in the presidential election and its fueling of protesters who stormed the Capitol.

Schmid also wrote the U.S. will suffer due to foreign intelligence likely at the insurrection, per the Daily Mail.

“Foreign intelligence services were likely on the scene and will certainly capitalize on the crisis it has caused — our people will pay a steep price,” Schmid warned. “Congressional enablers of this mob have made future foreign conflict more likely, not less.”

A total of 147 House Republicans and seven GOP senators objected to the Electoral College results in Arizona and Pennsylvania on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress that was interrupted by a violent mob attacking the Capitol.

“A poisonous lie that the election was illegitimate and should be overturned inspired so called ‘patriots’ to share common cause with white supremacists, neo-Nazis and conspiracy theorists to attack the seat of American government,” Schmid wrote. 

“Anyone who watched those horrible hours unfold should have been galvanized to rebuke these insurrectionists in the strongest terms. Instead, some members whom I believed to be leaders in the defense of the nation chose to put political theater ahead of the defense of the Constitution and the Republic.”

The electoral objectors included 13 members of the Armed Services Committee, for which Schmid worked four and a half years as a top policy staffer.

Schmid said objecting to the electoral vote tallies put every service U.S. military official and diplomat in harm’s way.

“How are they to effectively defend American democratic ideals when the entire world saw so many members disregard those same ideals for cynical political purposes?” Schmid asked. 

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Newsmax

Latest news

FBI Vetting National Guard Troops Amid Inauguration Security Concerns

The feds have rounded up at least 89 people charged in the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, most of them right-wing Trump...

Biden taps revolving-door corporate lobbyist from Podesta Group to run the Democratic Party

The next head of the Democratic National Committee, handpicked by Joe Biden, is a...

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Suggests White Male National Guard Members Are an Insider Threat

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) on Monday suggested that white male service members could be a threat, based on his claim that most white...

Related news

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Suggests White Male National Guard Members Are an Insider Threat

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) on Monday suggested that white male service members could be a threat, based on his claim that most white...

FNC’s Brazile: ‘No Comparison’ Between BLM Protests, Capitol Hill Riot

In a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” network contributor Donna Brazile weighed in on the notion that the violent Black Lives Matter...

Former New York State Democratic Party Leader Receives Vaccine in Florida: ‘I Probably Wouldn’t Have Gotten It by Now in New York’

Former New York State Democratic Party leader John Sullivan, who worked as the upstate coordinator for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) 2014 reelection campaign, received...

Lawsuit Demands Apple Blacklists Telegram Messaging App

Tech giant Apple is reportedly being sued by a Washington nonprofit group in federal court that is demanding that the company remove the encrypted...

Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say When She Will Send Impeachment Article to the Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has yet to say when she will send the impeachment article over to the Senate, calling into question her...

Nolte: Good News! AP Reports ‘No Evidence of Any’ Inauguration ‘Threats’

Oh, man, what a relief! The far-left Associated Press (AP) is reporting there is “no evidence of any threats” for His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s...