The FBI recently did a screening of the 25,000 National Guard members that have entered into DC for “security”.
After their screening, they have removed two National Guard members for having ties to a militia.
Since when do National Guard members been taking off a mission for having ties to a Constitutional right like being part of a well-organized militia?
This is the first time I’ve heard of it.
It’s reported that the two Guard members had no plans to cause any problems in DC but were just taken away due to their ties to a “right-wing” militia.
JUST IN: Two Army National Guard members found to have ties to far right groups have been removed from the inauguration security mission, defense official confirms to @ABC News. They are currently under investigation. https://t.co/Wm0EbAGbHw
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 19, 2021
U.S. removes 2 National Guard members from inauguration duty due to ties to fringe right-wing militia groups: Associated Press. The Pentagon is reviewing the backgrounds of 25,000 National Guard members assigned to the ceremony. Previous story: https://t.co/7VbP5rWhlx
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 19, 2021
FOX 5 News got the scoop, see what they had to share:
A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias.
No plot against Biden was found.
The Army official and the intelligence official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity due to Defense Department media regulations. They did not say what fringe group the Guard members belonged to or what unit they served in.
2 members of the National Guard were removed from inauguration security for having ties to far-right militias.
25,000 National Guard troops are deployed to DC. The FBI says it is giving them extra screening after the Capitol riot over fears of an insider attack. pic.twitter.com/WfQ5o1Q1YS
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 19, 2021
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 19, 2021
ABC News covered the story also:
Two Army National Guard members have been removed from the inauguration security mission after vetting found they had ties to far-right fringe groups, a U.S. official told ABC News Tuesday.
The two Guard members are among the 25,000 National Guard troops who have been sent to Washington to augment security at the inauguration in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The two Guardsmen were removed from the mission after vetting conducted by the FBI determined they had ties to far-right extremist groups, the U.S. official said.
Do you think being part of a militia is a good reason to be removed from a mission?
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