Governors start ordering troops home after parking garage fiasco at U.S. Capitol

Governors start ordering troops home after parking garage fiasco at U.S. Capitol
National Guard troops on security duty at the U.S. Capitol take a rest break in ... a parking garage. C'mon man. Jan 2021. Via Twitter

[Ed. – So far it appears to be only Republican governors.  Considering there’s no justifiable mission for the troops in Washington, D.C. at this point, it really is important to make clear that “unity” can only be based on things that are unifying.  Keeping troops resting on the floors for days on end — even if they’re inside — while they have no valid mission, is not unifying.  Note: we would quibble with the characterization in the first paragraph of “near-freezing” temperatures.  It appears lows at night have been in the 40s.]

Texas, Florida, and New Hampshire Republican Govs. Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, and Chris Sununu have recalled members of their state National Guard from Washington, D.C., after thousands of soldiers were forced to rest in a parking garage in near-freezing temperatures.

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On Thursday night, Abbott tweeted, “I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state.”

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On Friday morning, DeSantis tweeted, “Last night, I ordered our Adjutant General to bring Florida National Guard soldiers home from the National Capital Region.” …

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