National Guard troops are fed up with guarding Fort Washington and want out of the nation’s capital.
The Head of the National Guard sent a memo opposing the extension of his troops.
But the Secretary of Defense overruled him.
Check it out:
#EXCLUSIVE official government memo obtained by #FOXNEWS shows #NATIONALGUARD chief laying out case that guard NOT EQUIPPED to carry out mission in DC to protect the #Capitol— dissents from Pentagon decision to continue the mission pic.twitter.com/w8MU9FlspZ
— Gillian Turner (@GillianHTurner) March 11, 2021
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) March 11, 2021
DC Green Zone: National Guard General Opposed Keeping Troops In DC, Overruled by Biden Admin: By Bradley Stein – Secretary of Defense #LloydAustin reportedly overruled a memo from the commanding general of #theNationalGuard who objected to keeping troops… https://t.co/PH1NEEp3lX pic.twitter.com/greZ9R6wUN
— Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) March 12, 2021
Gillian Turner at FOX News reported today that the Head of the National Guard wrote a letter opposing the National Guard’s presence in Washington DC but the Biden Administration … https://t.co/p1OXCivrMV
— Conservative News Daily (@ConservNewsDly) March 12, 2021
Capitol Police requested last week that the approximately 5,000 National Guard troops currently in Washington DC — who were set to head home on March 12 — stay on longer to defend against potential future threats. https://t.co/jwREHtPTrb
— kits (@kitsap_lady) March 11, 2021
Just more political theater to prop up the Biden regime.
And to make the public think there’s a looming threat against Fort Washington.
But the threat is imaginary and simply for optics.
And the National Guard troops are the ones who suffer the most.
Cause we’ve seen the kind of treatment the Biden Administration has put them through the past couple of months:
Michigan National Guard Troops in DC Hospitalized After City Repeatedly Feeds Them Raw, Undercooked Meat and Meals With Metal Shavings https://t.co/EJYBYrhWFK
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 2, 2021
House Republicans demand explanation from Pelosi on extended deployment of National Guard in D.C.https://t.co/JAxUECGE8S
Shark News-Opinion: After Speaker Pelosi spent millions of dollars on 5000 National Guard..sleeping on parking garage floors..she jets off 12 days vacation?
— Bruce E. McCrady(Shark News) (@mccrady_e) February 15, 2021
Fox News reported:
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin overruled the chief of the National Guard Bureau with the decision to keep 2,280 National Guard troops at the U.S. Capitol, according to a memo obtained by the Fox News Channel.
Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, laid out in the memo his assessment that the National Guard cannot and should not fulfill the Capitol Police’s troop request at this time, making the case that the National Guard is already over-stretched due to coronavirus constraints, civil disturbances and wildfires.
“Efforts to date have not secured enough volunteers among supporting states to meet the USCP request of 2,280 soldiers, nor Option B of 1000 soldiers,” the memo stated.
“I am concerned that the continued indefinite nature of this requirement may also impede our ability to man future missions as both adjutants general and guardsmen alike may be skeptical about committing to future endeavors,” the memo stated.
The memo circulated within the White House National Security Council over the past week, Fox News Channel learned.
“Yes, the Department of Defense will be funding this as we’ve funded the previous mission, which ends at the end of the week,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Wednesday. “But that’s not how anybody’s looking at this or foisting that on the Capitol Police, that they’re looking at this as free labor.”
“They have a legitimate need,” he continued. “I’m not going to speak to specific threat. And as I’ve been trying to say over the last few days, it’s not just about the threat environment in a highly polarized, hypercharged environment that we’re in right now. It is very much about a capacity assistance to the Capitol Police as they begin to flesh out and develop what they’re going to need long term to deal with a new reality on Capitol Hill.”
The occupation of D.C. shall continue!