The representative Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio suggested on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was responsible for the security presence at the United States Capitol on January 6, after Pelosi rejected his nomination to sit on the select committee to investigate on the insurgency. Why was there not an appropriate security presence on Capitol Hill that day, Jordan asked at a press conference after the chief from the parliamentary minority Kevin McCarthy withdrew the five members he had selected for the committee in response to Pelosi's rejection of two of them. The republicanain from Ohio added: Only one person can answer this question. Only one. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The facts first: The President of the Chamber is not in charge of the security of the Capitol. This is the responsibility of the Capitol Police Board, which oversees the United States Capitol Police and approves National Guard requests for assistance. Jane L. Campbell, president and CEO of the US Capitol Historical Society, told CNN that the Speaker of the House does not oversee not the security of the United States Capitol, and this official also does not oversee the Capitol Police Board. Pelosi also cannot no longer unduly influence who is appointed to the Board, which consists of the sergeants-at-arms of the Chamber and the Senat, the architect of the Capitol and the police chief of the Capitol. The sergeants-at-arms are elected and must be confirmed by their respective chambers and the architect must be confirmed by both chambers of Congress. Find out more And according to testimony of the former Capitol Hill police chief Pelosi was not involved in decisions made before January 6 regarding the National Garder. In his testimony to the Senate in February, former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said he approached the two Sergeants-at-Arms from the House and Senate side January 4 to request the National Guard through a declaration of emergency from the Capitol Police Council. His request, according to Sund, has not been approved. Instead, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael C. Stenger sug I asked (the National Guard) how fast we could get help if needed and to 'lean forward' in case we need to ask for help on January 6th According to Sund's testimony. Following the events of January 6, the US Capitol Police announced that they were working with Congressional Oversight and the Capitol Police Board to gain the authority to immediately request the 'National Guard assistance if needed without having to wait for board approval.