This is disgusting folks.
25,000 troops were rolled into Washington D.C. to protect Joe Biden and ensure a smooth inauguration.
The FBI even vetted troops to identify those conservative beliefs they’re afraid of.
What’s next is even more of a disgrace to the National Guard troops.
Here’s how Biden and the DC elite treated some of the troops after he took office:
WOW. FROM SOURCE:
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressman walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 22, 2021
It’s been very cold in DC the last several nights. We do live shots, bundled up and go to our hotel. Politico reports some National Guard troops are now sleeping in A PARKING GARAGE https://t.co/k3jDliPHRX
— Robbin Simmons (@RobbinSimmons7) January 22, 2021
Two nights ago, my wife and I prepared chili for over 100 National Guard and Capitol Police. Tonight our troops have been relegated to the gutter of The People’s House… I am sickened. https://t.co/xuLEgD7jOi
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) January 22, 2021
Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer—why are American troops who are tasked with keeping security at the Capitol being forced to sleep in a parking lot?
They deserve to be treated with respect, and we deserve answers. pic.twitter.com/J0R2dRC8bM
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 22, 2021
National Guard soldiers mobilized for inauguration security have been moved from the Capitol to sleep in a nearby parking garage, which is still in use by vehicles. It’s cold, full of car exhaust, and has one bathroom https://t.co/FzboPgZTvy
— John Ismay (@johnismay) January 22, 2021
Photos of the parking garage where they are now resting, with no WiFi, just one outlet and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops: pic.twitter.com/TLFGkZX2vu
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) January 22, 2021
I met with @Michael_Yon this morning and he mentioned DC hotels are dropping their rates today as inauguration is over
No reason for our troops to be sleeping in a parking garage
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2021
Biden. Pelosi. Schumer.
All of them should be ashamed for this disgraceful treatment of the troops they ordered into the capital for protection.
These corrupt politicians just use our troops for their convenience and shun them when they’re no longer needed.
The brave men and women who serve our country deserve better than this.
Honestly, I’m not surprised to see this from someone like Joe Biden.
This is what he thinks of the troops:
Flashback: Biden calls the troops ‘stupid b*stards’ pic.twitter.com/oNrNuHtHTn
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2021
Politico reported on the story:
Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6.
One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person said.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” the Guardsman said.
All National Guard troops were told to vacate the Capitol and nearby congressional buildings on Thursday, and to set up mobile command centers outside or in nearby hotels, another Guardsman confirmed. They were told to take their rest breaks during their 12-hour shifts outside and in parking garages, the person said.
Prominent lawmakers from both parties took to Twitter to decry the decision and call for answers after POLITICO first reported the news Thursday night. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, tweeted: “If this is true, it’s outrageous. I will get to the bottom of this.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), meanwhile, called the move “absolutely unacceptable and despicable treatment of our brave and dedicated National Guard who answered the call to serve.”
And Sen. Martin Heinrich, Democrat from New Mexico, tweeted that he would personally offer his office to the Guardsmen and promised to rally the caucus to identify additional space.
Guardsmen who spoke with POLITICO were not given a clear reason why they were asked to vacate the buildings. The first Guardsman said it may have been due to a complaint that some troops were not wearing masks, but denied that was the case.
“We have strict guidance that masks are to be worn at all times unless soldiers are eating and drinking,” the Guardsman said.
Capitol Police asked troops to move their rest area on Thursday, said Guard spokesperson Maj. Matt Murphy.
“As Congress is in session and increased foot traffic and business is being conducted, Capitol Police asked the troops to move their rest area,” Murphy said. “They were temporarily relocated to the Thurgood Marshall Judicial Center garage with heat and restroom facilities. We remain an agile and flexible force to provide for the safety and security of the Capitol and its surrounding areas.”
Guard leadership did not make the decision and are “doing their best to provide rest shelter for troops who are still on 12-hour shifts protecting the Capitol and congressional grounds,” the second Guardsman said.
“There really may be an important reason for us to vacate and it just hasn’t been well communicated yet,” the second Guardsman said.
The troops are particularly concerned about being packed in tight quarters with limited bathroom access during a pandemic. At least 100 Guardsmen have tested positive for Covid, according to two Guardsmen. Some are quarantining in hotels.
A spokesperson previously declined to provide a specific number for troops who have tested positive for Covid.
What an embarrassing and shameful way for Biden to start his presidency.