National Guard soldiers maintain a watch over the U.S. Capitol, January 14. The nation’s capital continues to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints ahead of Biden’s inauguration. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Zero Hedge/Epoch Times: Thousands Of National Guard Troops To Remain In DC Through March
At least 5,000 National Guard members will remain in Washington through mid-March, a spokesman for the agency confirmed to The Epoch Times.
“As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March,” Maj. Matt Murphy told The Epoch Times via email.
“We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district, and federal agencies,” he added.
The U.S. Army didn’t respond to a request for comment.
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WNU Editor: Some Governors are saying “enough is enough” …. At least eight states recall National Guard from D.C. with Florida Gov DeSantis branding decision to keep troops in the Capitol until March a ‘half-cocked mission’ and New Hampshire Gov Sununu blasts the ‘broken system’ (Daily Mail).
Update: I am not surprised …. Justice Department considers NOT charging up to 800 MAGA rioters who caused havoc at the Capitol ‘since most of them just trespassed and were not violent’ (Daily Mail). I still expect some will end up in jail. A police officer died and some were injured. But everyone else will be released.