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During the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, Secret Service personnel called loved ones to say goodbye.

 

Back in 2021, when violent rioters motivated by the desire to overthrow the 2020 presidential election results breached the U.S. capital building, it is safe to assume that no one in the region really felt safe.



Back in 2021, when violent rioters motivated by the desire to overthrow the 2020 presidential election results breached the U.S. capital building, it is safe to assume that no one in the region really felt safe.


Even as law enforcement officers tried to mitigate the mob and were often assaulted as a result, protesters chanted at the protest and cheered, calling for Vice President Mike Pence's execution by hanging him for choosing to certify the election results. Now, during the House Select Committee hearing, it emerged that even members of the Secret Service felt their lives were in danger and began to fear them when the Capitol was hacked.


During the committee's eighth public hearing, January 6, recorded interviews were played with a White House security official who had direct access to Secret Service communications for everyone to hear. Those recordings revealed the true extent of the fear that was wrapping Secret Service agents that day. The horror was so consuming that agents from Mike Pence's details felt the need to make goodbye calls to family members because they were so scared that they were sure they were dying at the hands of the crowded mob.


The White House official even admitted that they "don't like talking about it" because of how "annoying" the calls are.


Before the House Select Committee, a recording of radio traffic was played on January 6. Members of Pence's Secret Service can be heard trying to secure an evacuation route, with one eerily reporting that if they don't act soon, the ability to come out safely could be completely lost.


  • Some Secret Service men were preparing to kill the protection charge. Others were contacting their families to send goodbye messages.
  • Now these same members are protecting Biden and his administration. If I were him, I'd be very worried.
  • "If we lose more time, we may lose the ability to leave."


According to the White House official, the recordings also captured the "reassurances" that responded, insisting that reinforcements were on the way and would soon arrive to help control the riots.


The official also added that much of the radio chatter was much less structured, instead, it was a complete and utter "mess."


"It was just a mess. They were just screaming ".


Due to the recordings, the official noted that the Secret Service was likely close to using brute force against rioters in order to stop the attack. Based on what can be heard, the official expressed that it was fair to assume that "lethal choices or worse" were inches away from execution.


If they are screaming and saying things like "say goodbye to the family," the floor should know that this will move to another level "soon."


Recently, the Secret Service received a fair amount of backlash for deleting countless messages from the day before 6 January and the day of the Capitol breach itself. However, anyone strictly harmful on that front was rejected, and Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmo insisted that the records were lost only because of a routine deportation of the system. He also confirmed that the Secret Service will be fully compliant with the future investigation.