FAST FIVE: National Guard Allowed Back Into Capitol After Eviction To Parking Garage; Trump Offers DC Hotel Rooms
According to CNN, one Guardsman said that they are now allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center.
SCOOP: Trump has given permission for the troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if any of them need, per advisor @OANN – Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2021 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, said that it was “utterly unacceptable” to find that National Guardsmen were “sleeping in parking garages and cramped quarters without proper space or ventilation,” adding “I pledge to every national guard member that it will not happen again.” * * * After two weeks of sleepless nights protecting Washington DC from an alleged inauguration threat that never materialized, thousands of National Guardsmen were booted from Congressional grounds on Thursday, where they were forced to sleep on marble floors, and have instead been forced to take their rest breaks in nearby parking garages, according to Politico.
This is absolutely unacceptable and despicable treatment of our brave and dedicated National Guard who answered the call to serve.
Some are quarantining in hotels.
A spokesperson previously declined to provide a specific number for troops who have tested positive for Covid.