National Guard Association denounces extension of soldiers in DC: ‘Inappropriate at best, illegal at worst’.
General Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire is calling for troops’ presence in Washington, DC to end.
“This enduring requirement of having them around the city, I think it’s completely inappropriate at best, illegal at worst,”
said Maj. Gen. McGuire to the Washington Examiner on Friday.
National Guard troops were deployed to DC following January 6 after Antifa provocateurs and others led several hundred protestors onto capital grounds. They were among the approximate 800,000 peaceful patriotic citizens gathering at the Ellipse located within ‘The President’s Park’ for Trump’s address.
RT news reported, The continued presence of the soldiers, as well as extensive security measures, have become an increasingly hot topic as critics question what exact threat it is they are protecting against.
“The National Guard specifically is the last line of defense for direct policing action only in the emergent period when it is life, limb, protection of property,” said McGuire.
Thousands of National Guard remain entrenched around the Capital which itself is surrounded by fencing and barbed wire.
National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson also said he disagreed with the continued deployment of Guard troops.
One commenter said, “If Biden was the most popular candidate in history then why does the Capitol Building need to be under constant military protection from the public?”
Another opined, “The National Guard are being used as a tool to instill fear in the public by the Dems, by suggesting there is a terrorist threat.”
Still another said, “The national guard is being used to protect an illegitimate office holder Biden and Harris after they stole the election.”
The general opinion is the Dems are scared. And/or projecting the image there’s a domestic threat. All is theater.
What’s your opinion?