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Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard'

Added 01-17-21 09:57:03am EST - “Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said his office is monitoring the potential for violence at planned protests at the state capitol but has not yet felt the need to deploy the National Guard.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US Sunday shows preview: Senate candidates brace for Georgia runoffs; government continues coronavirus vaccine roll out US hospitalizations from COVID-19 hit all-time high MORE (R) said his office is monitoring the potential for violence at planned protests at the state capitol but has not yet felt the need to deploy the National Guard.

“You want to be overprepared versus underprepared because you never want to see a repeat of what we saw on January 6 in our nation’s capital,” Hutchinson said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that “it’s not to the level that I’m bringing out the National Guard."

"We’re using civilian law enforcement, we’ll have response teams there, we’ll have beefed-up presence at the capitol for Tuesday,” he said.

“We don’t have any specific intelligence that there’s going to be violence associated with those rallies but we want to be extra cautious,” he added. “Every state has to look at their own intelligence matrix and make those kind of judgments.”

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