Breaking: National Guard Leaving U.S. Capitol – DC Watchdog

Breaking: National Guard Leaving U.S. Capitol

Happening Now: At this moment, the National Guard has ended its assignment at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC and the troops are returning home. But, the Democrats are still barring the public from the Capitol complex.

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Nearly five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help quell the Jan. 6 insurrection, National Guard troops were set to leave and turn over security of the area to Capitol Police,” according to Military.com.

Guard troops, their mission ending Sunday, were expected to be leaving on Monday, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to discuss the plan by name and requested anonymity… [emphasis added]

The planned departure came as Democrats and Republicans sparred over how to fund fortifications of the Capitol and whether to form an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the attack that sought to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden…

“Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who oversaw a security review in the wake of the rioting, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Capitol itself will be secured by Capitol Police but that the complex will remain closed to the general public because of the strain on the police force.” [emphasis added]

For more of this report, please go to Military.com.

This is a breaking news report and will be updated if warranted…

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