Speaker: Law Enforcement Had Intel Before Montana Capitol Attack
Looks like law enforcement DID have intel warning of an attack on Montana's capitol on Monday, and thankfully they were prepared and responded very professionally. Plus, where is Senator Jon Tester? And why isn't he speaking out to condemn this attack on our Montana Capitol?
Hats off to law enforcement following Monday's antics at the Montana capitol. After a Left-wing mob stormed the House Gallery and pounded on the antique doors to the House Chamber before law enforcement in riot gear was able to clear the scene- it seems pretty obvious that the situation could have been much worse had law enforcement been on hand to assist in a timely manner.
As we shared on Tuesday, Retired Lt. Colonel Darin Gaub was at the House Gallery when the mob action occurred. He saw it firsthand. He said the whole thing appeared to be a coordinated, pre-meditated attack.
It got me wondering- did law enforcement have intelligence that something bad was about to occur on Monday? In addition to the Sergeant at Arms employees, the Helena Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol and the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's office all had personnel on hand. Did they have specific intel, or were they just being prepared in case something went wrong?
Speaker of the House Matt Regier (R-Kalispell) joined us on Thursday's Montana Talks statewide radio show. He said that the Sergeant at Arms in the capitol and local law enforcement had been monitoring social media and "they knew that the crowd was ready to be disruptive. And they just handled the situation."
Why is liberal Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) staying so quiet right now? Why isn't he condemning the attacking on our Montana capitol? Why isn't he disavowing the antics of Rep. Zephyr, or speaking up on the lawmaker's behalf? Great question by Jeremy Carl below.
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