Isn’t it ironic? Democrats called Trump an authoritarian and claimed he would enact martial law.
He didn’t do it, but they did. We have had a massive military presence in Washington, DC since Trump left office.
Now for some reason, the Defense Department may keep the National Guard there until the fall.
The DCist reports:
National Guard Troops Might Not Leave D.C. Until The Fall
U.S. Department of Defense officials are considering the possibility of keeping National Guard troops in D.C. through the fall, according to internal communication obtained by FOX 5.
Last month, a National Guard spokesperson told DCist that thousands of troops would remain in D.C. through mid-March. But as federal agencies continue to monitor threats to the nation’s capital, Robert Salesses, assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security, is discussing an extended timeline with the Capitol Police and National Security Council.
“If it’s not possible to sustain at the current level with [National Guard] personnel, we need to establish the number of NG personnel (DCNG and out-of-state) we can sustain for an extended period — at least through Fall 2021,” Salesses wrote in a January 20 email obtained by FOX 5.
People are very cynical about the possibility of the troops leaving at all.
The Department of Defense is considering maintaining a troop presence in Washington DC until Fall. https://t.co/ltBNxIl2Jr
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) February 13, 2021
Getting the country accustomed for troops to be everywhere.
Watch and see.
— President Elect Deetz (@tahDeetz) February 13, 2021
Let's not fool ourselves, they're not leaving in the fall either.
— AgentofNuance (@AgentofNuance) February 13, 2021
*permanent troop presence in Washington. Sorry folks, but that’s what it will be
— Jerome Lilliesworth (@JaredBlm) February 13, 2021
Funny Trump was accused of being a dictator and here’s Biden actually looking like one and everyone is a-ok with it. Weird!
— 🇺🇸Elaine🇺🇸 (@EWhite1964) February 13, 2021
This seems a little strange, doesn’t it?