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National Guard chief says it took over 3 hours for Pentagon leaders to grant Jan. 6 request

William Walker, commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, will testify Wednesday that it took three hours and 19 minutes for Pentagon leadership to approve a request for National Guard assistance at the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to his prepared remarks.

Why it matters: The timeline over when National Guard requests were made and granted has been a key point of contention in congressional hearings examining the security failures the Capitol riots.

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