Some 5,000 National Guard troops will reportedly remain released in Washington, DC throughout previous President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, staying in the capital up until mid-March. However, discontent is brewing in the ranks.
According to an anonymously sourced Politico report on Sunday, a contingency force of 7,000 National Guard soldiers will remain in DC until Trump’s trial starts in February, after which 5,000 will sit tight until the trial concludes, likely in the middle of March.
Politico’s sources stated the release was essential due to ” impeachment security concerns,” yet the troops say they have actually been provided little information about their mission, which one guardsman said is ” very unusual for any military mission.”
Some 25,000 National Guard troops were deployed to the city following a pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month. The soldiers remained on guard through President Joe Biden’s inauguration, even as the supposed risk of more pro-Trump rioting and ” extremism” never materialized.
Morale amongst the soldiers has actually since plummeted. Several thousand soldiers were evicted from Capitol Hill following Biden’s inauguration and forced to