Some members of the National Guard were abruptly sent to an underground parking facility after being removed from the Capitol this week; sparking outrage from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Hundreds of Guard soldiers relegated to the Senate garage, breathing in exhaust fumes and covid. Story coming in a bit pic.twitter.com/8OW4frePOh
— Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX) January 22, 2021
“I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state,” posted Abbott on social media.
I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state. @TexasGuard
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 22, 2021
“Reports of shabby treatment of National Guard troops at the U.S. Capitol were sparking bipartisan outrage among lawmakers and other officials Thursday — with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calling for the return home of his state’s Guard members,” reports Fox News.
“The Guardsmen, who had been resting inside the Capitol between 12-hour shifts, were moved to a nearby parking garage where photos obtained by Politico and other outlets showed members crowded together on the ground — some resting their heads against cement pillars,” adds Fox.
This is the most offensive thing I've ever heard.
No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard
I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC.
I'll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.https://t.co/STZDMz7PGm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 19, 2021
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BREAKING NOW: President Trump Says He Will Not Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20th
President Trump confirmed Friday morning that he will not attend the Inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20th.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” posted the President on social media.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
CAPITAL CHAOS: Four Dead, 70+ Arrested, 14 Officers Seriously Injured During Violent Protests
At least 14 members of the DC Metropolitan Police were injured Wednesday when thousands of demonstrators stormed the United States Capitol building; resulting in four deaths and more than 70 arrests throughout the day.
“Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, said there will be an extension of the public emergency for the next 15 days, which is slated to run through President-elect Joe Biden’sinauguration on Jan. 20,” reports Fox News.
“Robert J. Contee III, the city’s top cop, said during a press conference late Wednesday there have been at least 52 arrests – 47 because of curfew violations,” adds Fox. “By Thursday morning, that number had increased to include at least 70 unrest-related arrests.”
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 7, 2021
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