The Democrats turned Washington, DC into a militarized zone for Joe Biden’s virtual inauguration and nothing happened.
There are still no reports of any credible threats in DC but the National Guard is going to be kept there through March for some reason.
What are the Democrats trying to prove?
FOX News reports:
DC National Guard deployment in nation’s capital extended through end of March
The National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C., through the end of March over concerns of potential civil unrest, a spokesman confirmed for Fox News Tuesday.
Security officials remain concerned that protests surrounding the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, set to begin the week of Feb. 8, could mean trouble following the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters earlier this month.
Recent chatter surrounding protests on the “historic” Inauguration Day — formerly held on March 4, before being changed to Jan. 20 in 1937 — have security officials worried.
“As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March,” National Guard Bureau spokesman Wayne Hall told Fox News. “We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies.”
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas recently blasted this decision in an op-ed.
From FOX News:
Sen. Tom Cotton: Our National Guard’s Capitol mission is complete – it’s time to send home the troops
The National Guard has already announced plans to return almost 15,000 soldiers this week, with approximately 7,000 remaining on duty till this weekend. Yet apparently several thousand will remain.
I sit on the Intelligence Committee, but I’m aware of no specific, credible threat reporting—as distinguished from aspirational, uncoordinated bluster on the internet—that justifies this continued troop presence. Thus, I believe the rest of these soldiers should also go home to their families and civilian jobs.
The lesson of the Capitol riot is not that we should quarter a standing army at the Capitol just in case, but rather that our security measures should be calibrated to the actual threats…
With the inauguration behind us, the Capitol should return to normalcy.
It seems like Democrats are just trying to send an intimidating message.
We’re in charge and don’t forget it.