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Idaho National Guard sending 300 guardsmen to assist with Joe Biden Inauguration

Idaho National Guard sending 300 guardsmen to assist with Joe Biden Inauguration

The Missouri National Guard confirmed to 41 Action News the Missouri troops' presence at the U.S. Capitol but could not provide a specific number of members deployed there.

Gov. Roy Cooper has called up 550 troops from the N.C. National Guard to help with possible protests in Raleigh and the upcoming Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., thanked several members of the National Guard outside the Capitol before she spoke on the House floor. Five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, died in the unprecedented attack on January 6. Six states and the District of Columbia had sent about 7,000 National Guard troops to Washington as of Wednesday, and that figure is expected to swell to 20,000 by this weekend.

Wednesday's security briefing prep is the same one that troops receive before being deployed for Baghdad or Kabul, a senior defense official who is part of planning the security measures for the event told Fox News.

Washington State Patrol and National Guard personnel stand watch along the massive perimeter fencing surrounding buildings on the state Capitol Campus in Olympia on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 in advance of Monday's opening of the Legislative session. "That's lawlessness. That's terror", Jeffries said.

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Arkansas Guardsmen will work alongside several other states' National Guard units, the D.C. Metro Police, the U.S. Park Police, the U.S. Capitol Police and the Secret Service.

"The Capitol has responded in an appropriate way to meet the nature of the severe security threat that is being posed by domestic terrorists and white supremacists", said Jeffries.

The day of chaos likely isn't the end to political violence, as alt-right followers have already pledged organized violence in DC and other states beginning on January 17 and leading through the inauguration on the 20 th.

"The National Guard has been supporting inaugural activities since the founding of our country, and ME is no exception", said Maj.

House Democrats and some Republicans approved the impeachment of Trump late Wednesday, formally charging him with inciting an insurrection.


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