Skip to comments.'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)
Posted on 01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST by 11th_VA
Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6.
One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person said.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” the Guardsman said.
POLITICO obtained photos showing the Guard members packed together in the parking garage, sleeping on the ground.
All National Guard troops were told to vacate the Capitol and nearby congressional buildings on Thursday, and to set up mobile command centers outside or in nearby hotels, another Guardsman confirmed. They were told to take their rest breaks during their 12-hour shifts outside and in parking garages, the person said.
Prominent lawmakers from both parties took to Twitter to decry the decision and call for answers after POLITICO first reported the news Thursday night. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, tweeted: "If this is true, it's outrageous. I will get to the bottom of this."
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), meanwhile, called the move "absolutely unacceptable and despicable treatment of our brave and dedicated National Guard who answered the call to serve."...
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Boy it’s almost like they were...used.
It looks like they just got their “initiation”.
Welcome to the Swamp!
More proof of heartless Democrats. They care more about illegal aliens than they do about Americans, regardless of Democrat or Republican.
Photo op time is over.
Get rid of these peasants.
“....and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops...”
That’s not going to go well.
Where is Pinochet when we need him?
They were only needed to ensure Trump supporters and flags did not dominate the landscape while Biden was being sworn in.
Oh, the humanity!
Well, now you guys know for certain how the Democrats regard the military. Remember this.
I wonder how long it will take for even the top brass to realize they sided with the wrong side.
Uh, are nanzi and hildabeast thinking there’s gonna be another “insurgent attack” on the capital? Is the green zone still active? Why are the troops still there? Will they be there until all the Trump Terrorists are rounded up? Did the capital look like the scene from “Olympus Has Fallen”?
>>They care more about illegal aliens than they do about Americans, regardless of Democrat or Republican.<<
Bingo! You hit the nail right on the head.
When was the last that steaming pile of 💩 got to the bottom of anything?
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, tweeted: “If this is true, it’s outrageous. I will get to the bottom of this.”
Yeah right Schmucky.......well the proof is in the pics unless it was staged and we sure know that’s a possibility...../s
They are Obama appointees like McChrystal. Anyone who holds the "wrong" beliefs are already shown the door.
Easy prediction: You will never see lists of former pentagon officials, former Secretaries of Defense, etc criticizing the Harris/Biden administration like they did with the Trump administration.
Why are they still there??
IMO - DHS was hood-winked with all the chatter which could have been purposeful just to muddy the water.
Political speak for: "Not my job and the buck
stops here never got here."
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