When he removed Mark Esper from his post as Secretary of Defense days after the 2020 election, he replaced him with what he believed was a toady: Chris Miller.
Two months later, of course, the horrific Capitol insurrection took place, and the delayed deployment of National Guard troops was a major factor in the riot being more prolonged that it had to be.
On Wednesday, Miller will testify before the House Oversight Committee on what transpired on January 6, 2020, and Axios reports he will throw failed, one-term former President Donald Trump under the proverbial bus:
“Former President Trump’s acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has been called to testify this Wednesday on ‘unanswered questions’ about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee said Monday.
“Why it matters: Miller, who Trump appointed to lead the Pentagon after firing Mark Esper following the 2020 election, has said he believes Trump incited the mob on Jan. 6 with his speech before the deadly riot.
Specifically, Miller told Vice News:
Cause and effect. Trump stirred up the crowd which proceeded to march on the Capitol and kill a member of the Capitol Police. Even former members of his administration know Donald Trump engaged in sedition by lighting the match that led to the insurrection and left five people dead.
If there is any justice in this world, Trump will be charged for his role in what transpired on Jan. 6. Otherwise, why bother having laws in the first place?