Several polls show that 3 out of 4 Republicans believe that the 2020 Presidential election was unfair.
We all know that the military, law enforcement, and our veterans overwhelmingly vote Republican.
So do they feel the same way?
Obviously, these are LOYAL patriots who will protect the Constitution and the office of the presidency.
But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have their own feelings.
A video is going viral on social media.
It appears to show the National Guard TURNING THEIR BACKS on Joe Biden.
Is that what you see?
Take a look below:
Some are arguing that the National Guard did not turn their backs on Biden.
Instead, they claim that the National Guard was simply facing the other direction to protect the motorcade from the crowd…
The only problem?
There was clearly no crowd.
In fact, you can’t see ANYONE other than the National Guard on the “parade route.”
Here’s another angle.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Did the National Guard turn their backs?
Or were they simply doing their job to protect *46?
Joe Biden: “I will be a President for all Americans.”
Also Joe Biden: Vet the National Guard to make sure they’re loyal to me.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 21, 2021
This video surfaced after The Hill reported that 12 National Guard members were REMOVED from Biden inauguration duties:
The Army National Guard has removed 12 members from their role in President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration security, according to National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson.
Two individuals were flagged for “inappropriate comments or texts” — one identified through their chain of command and another through anonymous reporting — while an additional 10 were identified by the FBI through “standard” vetting done on participants before all inaugurations, Hokanson told reporters on Tuesday.
“If there’s any identification or anything whatsoever that needs to be looked into, out of an abundance of caution, we automatically pull those personnel off the line and make sure that they’re not part of the mission set, and in certain cases, we make sure that we get them sent home,” Hokanson said.
The Associated Press reported earlier on Tuesday that the two Guardsmen were being sent home after they were found to have ties to fringe right group militias, though no plot against Biden was found.
Top Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the group of 10 other individuals were flagged during the FBI vetting process “for a number of different reasons unrelated to the events here.”
“These are vetting efforts that identify any questionable behavior in the past or any potential link to questionable behavior not just related to extremism,” Hoffman said alongside Hokanson. “It’s a lot of looking back at anything that could potentially flag in a criminal history check, anything that could come up in a civilian database that’s being scrubbed by our partners. We’re not taking any chances. Anything flagged, if there’s any reason that somebody’s name is brought to the attention of the command, they’re being removed from the line.”
Hoffman added that the Pentagon will “ask questions later and ascertain whether any action needs to be taken” by law enforcement or the individual’s chain of command.
The two officials would not say what criteria would flag a Guardsman deployed for the inauguration.
There’s no “handbook on what are our thresholds [are] for inappropriateness at this point,” Hoffman said.
Considering there was no crowd, it really does seem very odd that that many National Guard were present.
Again, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
We’d love to hear what you think of this viral video.