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Pelosi: 'We’ve really lost our innocence'

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there may be a need to prosecute members of Congress if any are found to have assisted the pro-Trump rioters in last week’s attack on the Capitol. We’ve really lost our innocence in this.” Pelosi tells reporters. (Jan. 15)

Video Transcript

NANCY PELOSI: Justice is called for as we address the act of insurrect-- insurrection that was perpetrated against the Capitol complex last week. Right now, our managers are solemnly and prayerfully preparing for the trial, which they will take to the Senate.

But again, the investigation will tell us what we need to know to have truth so that we can trust the system that we have here. And it is-- it's so sad. Imagine, like, 10 days ago, as I said, we really lost our innocence in this, because we always prepare to protect and defend from all enemies foreign. But the Constitution also says, and domestic. And now, we have to protect ourselves from enemies domestic. How close within? Doing the investigation will let us know.

We must also have the truth. And when-- and that will be looked into. The-- if, in fact, it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress and in terms of prosecution for that.

We must subject this-- this whole complex, though, to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming. To that end, I have asked retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, inter-agency processes, and command and control.