Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president's speech? I think it's pretty much definitive that wouldn't have happened. — Chris Miller, then-Acting Secretary of Defense
Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president's speech? I think it's pretty much definitive that wouldn't have happened. — Chris Miller, then-Acting Secretary of Defense
Trump's own Pentagon chief says rioters wouldn't have stormed the Capitol if it hadn't been for the president's speech
  • Trump's acting defense secretary spoke out about the role of his Jan. 6 speech in the Capitol riot.
  • Chris Miller said no one would have tried to overrun the Capitol if it weren't for that speech.
  • Trump was impeached and tried for inciting the Jan. 6 riot. The Senate acquitted him.
The man who was leading the Pentagon on Jan. 6 says that rioters would not have stormed the Capitol if it hadn't been for President Donald Trump's speech beforehand.

Asked if he thought Trump was responsible for what unfolded at the Capitol, then-Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller told Vice News that the situation appears to be "cause and effect."

"Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president's speech? I think it's pretty much definitive that wouldn't have happened."

... Miller, who became the acting secretary of defense after Trump fired Mark Esper in November, has faced criticism for the military's delayed reaction to riot. He has described such criticisms as "complete horses--t."
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