State Guardsmen going to DC, Frankfort for security
Jan 15 2021
These National Guard professionals remain under the control of the Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard and will conduct their duties under Title 32, 502 (f) orders and adhere to DC law.
The Washington National Guard has been shoring up security at the campus alongside State Patrol troopers and local law enforcement since the start of the legislative session on Monday.
The House of Representatives was meeting to consider impeaching President Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 assault on American democracy, when his supporters stormed the building in a deadly rampage.
Wednesday's security briefing prep is the same one that troops receive before being deployed for Baghdad or Kabul, a senior defense official who is part of planning the security measures for the event told Fox News.
Gov. Roy Cooper has called up 550 troops from the N.C. National Guard to help with possible protests in Raleigh and the upcoming Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Some of the 10,000 National Guard troops streaming into Washington, DC to help secure the area ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be armed, two U.S. officials said on Tuesday. That's insurrection. That's sedition.
Federal law enforcement has also warned that state capitols and government buildings could be targets for violence in the lead-up to the inauguration next Wednesday, according to the New York Times, but state officials, including Baker, have said there are no known threats against the State House or elsewhere in MA. They are not forced to sleep at the Capitol, however; they are able to procure hotel rooms under their Title 32 mobilization authority.
The inauguration is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the U.S. Capitol building. "We were disappointed though to see in a variety of images in the media, that Guard personnel are having to take breaks or rest on the floors of the Capitol. The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters".