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Allen West blasted Joe Biden over his treatment of National Guard members while on NewsmaxTV.
West called the treatment of the troops “appalling” and “disgusting.”
National Guard troops were forced to sleep in a parking garage near the Capital.
Now several Americans, military members, and politicians are speaking out about this national disgrace.
West is definitely on to something here.
It's only day 4 of Joe Biden's presidency.
He has shown more disrespect and disregard for the safety and the well being of our troops in a few short days, than any president ever should show for the entirety of their term.
Here's Joe Biden forgetting to salute the marines, and instead muttering to himself.
Here's how the Biden-Harris administration treats the National Guard.
Members of the National Guard have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after a slate of lawmakers voiced their outrage at guardsmen being banished to a parking garage as a rest area, a guardsman told CNN.
The Guard will now be allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center, the guardsman said.
The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the US Capitol Complex, including areas like the cafeteria of a Senate office building, as a rest area, multiple Guardsmen told CNN.
Prior to Thursday morning, several areas throughout the Capitol Complex were designated as authorized rest areas where members of the Guard could take breaks from their shifts protecting Capitol. By Thursday morning, all those areas had been cleared out and their designations removed, the Guardsmen said.
"We honestly just feel betrayed," one guardsman told CNN earlier Thursday, noting that a day before, congressmen had come by for photos with the different National Guards units that came to Washington to support security around the inauguration. "After everything went seamlessly, we were deemed useless and banished to a corner of a parking garage."
News of the guardsmen's situation, which was first reported by Politico, drew swift outrage from lawmakers who tweeted their concern over the situation.
Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, wrote, "Very upset by this story but I have been in touch with the Utah National Guard and they are taken care of. My staff and I are investigating what happened here and will continue working to fix this situation."
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, tweeted, "Just made a number of calls and have been informed Capitol Police have apologized to the Guardsmen and they will be allowed back into the complex tonight. I'll keep checking to make sure they are."
And Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, tweeted, "This is outrageous, shameful, and incredibly disrespectful to the men and women keeping the U.S. Capitol safe and secure. We need it fixed and we need answers on how it happened."
Meanwhile, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw visited the troops, some of whom served overseas at the same time he did.
"Is it that big of a deal considering what veterans like me are used to in the sands of Afghanistan and Iraq? No, but it is insulting and I think we can all understand that," he said.
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher of Houston also visited a group of troops from Texas and released the following statement:
"I am deeply grateful for the service of our National Guard, especially as they have worked to protect the Capitol and ensure the peaceful transfer of power over the last two weeks. Their presence in the Capitol complex is a welcome sight. That they would be asked to vacate is unacceptable. While I am glad the situation was addressed quickly, it never should have happened."
Many Americans, former military members, and politicians are appalled by the mistreatment of our military members by this administration.
There is agreement among Republicans and Democrats that this is unacceptable.