Thousands of members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC during Trump's impeachment trial
Added 01-24-21 02:14:01pm EST - “Troops were deployed following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump, who faces a second impeachment trial.” - Businessinsider.com
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As many as 5,000 members of the US National Guard are to remain stationed in Washington, DC, through the middle of March following their deployment to DC after the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol and ahead of President Joe Biden's inauguration.
A spokesperson for the National Guard in a statement to Insider confirmed that troops would remain in DC at least through March.
"As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March," the agency spokesperson said. "We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district, and federal agencies."
The news was first reported Sunday by Politico. According to the report, troops will remain stationed in DC in order to address security concerns over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, which will begin the second week of February, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, previously announced.
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