Not clear why some 7,000 troops will stay in D.C., but you’ll love this discussion point

Not clear why some 7,000 troops will stay in D.C., but you’ll love this discussion point
National Guard troops deploy in Washington, January 2021. Fox News video

[Ed. – It’s also not clear who conveyed the concern about early March to N.Y. Post.  But it’s a doozy.  Catherine Herridge got a confirmation for CBS on 5,000 Guardsmen being requested through March, a proposed drawdown from 7,000.  The numbers sound like a mission that would require 2,000 (on paper, at least) is part of the mix.  The 2,000 could also represent a specific force contingent someone wants to keep activated; e.g., the contribution of one or more particular states, or units that provide a specific capability.]

A few thousand National Guard troops could end up staying in the nation’s capital until mid-March, a U.S. defense official confirms to Fox News.


In a statement Thursday, the National Guard said about 7,000 troops would remain in Washington through the “end of the month.” But there is concern among some city and federal authorities that protesters might return to Washington in early March on the original presidential inauguration date, March 4.

Trending: News flash: Democracy has already been undermined by the Left’s behavior since 2016

Six southern states left the union after Abraham Lincoln was elected in November and before his inauguration in March, a period known as “Secession Winter.”

The 20th Amendment moved the inauguration to its present Jan. 20 date. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president sworn into office on that date when he began his second term in 1937.

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