20,000 National Guard troops expected to be in Washington for inauguration

More than 20,000 National Guard members are expected in Washington, DC, for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, DC Police Chief Robert Contee says

1/13/2021 8:50:00 PM

More than 20,000 National Guard members are expected in Washington, DC, for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, DC Police Chief Robert Contee says

House Democrats will debate and hold a vote Wednesday to impeach President Trump for his role in inciting the deadly Capitol attack as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. Follow here for the latest.

Here's what it looks like outside the Capitol as lawmakers debate impeachment insideMembers of the National Guard walk outside the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 13. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesAs lawmakers debate on President Trump's impeachment on the House floor inside, multiple layers of security are in place around the Capitol. Fencing, steel barriers and armed

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, CNN correspondent Brian Todd reports.Here's a look at what is in place:National Guard members are surrounding the entire grounds of the Capitol. They were just issued weapons, many of them carrying semi-automatic rifles, Todd reported on CNN this morning.

Additionally, other military police, police from other jurisdictions, the Capitol Hill police and the Washington Metropolitan police are in the area with the National Guard.Traffic is completely shut off around the Capitol. A roadblock is up on Independence Avenue along with an 8-foot fence around the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds that has been up since after the riots last week. headtopics.com

There are also squad cars in some sections of the city and dump trucks blocking roads. In other places, there are steel barriers.Weapons are distributed to members of the National Guard outside the US Capitol on January 13. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

"You can't really walk in this area unless you have some kind of ID saying you should be here. Just foot traffic around here is highly restricted," Todd said.This comes as members of Congress continue to speak out about the vulnerable position the violent Capitol breach put them in, as well as concerns they have about their security going forward ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

In addition to National Guard members inside the Capitol, there are nowthe House floor for all members and staff to go through.CNN's Brian Todd reports on the scene outside the Capitol: Read more: CNN »

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Ive been there before. It used to be filled with tourists! Lmao most popular candidate and legitimate election of all time though right? This is how real coup looks like. Lol. Double envelopment. I’ll say no more. Thank you our citizen soldiers ..stay strong..stay safe..stay dry..much support This is America !

As a simple china, I am quite confused as to why the 'peaceful transfer of power' requires the presence of 20,000 troops. How stupid. The democrats don’t want people to have guns but they called up the national guard with guns because they’re afraid of our regular angry citizens. The citizens have every reason to be angry. Stolen election! Fraud!!!!!

This photo is absolutely heart breaking. Please keep those troops safe. Someone should send them sleeping bags. I don't like seeing them sleeping on the hard floor. They deserve so much better. You need the national guard to forcibly install an illegitimate president Look at all these servicemen sleeping on the floor to keep the capital safe, yet you have A-holes who want to bring their own personal firearms into the capitol and refuse to go through the metal detectors.

Fake news CNN. Which one of your N means news CNN. The ultimate loyal and almighty president of America MR TRUMP. Is in control. Justice for all innocent Americans. When we go we go all. Fake news CNN. RED 6. Can someone get cots for the NationalGuard, please? I know they train for worse but still, it’s the least we can do. ConvictTrump ConvictRemoveDisqualify

I think they need to get at least 100k troops in there. 20k is just not enough. Black people are ten percent of the united states the last time i read, and they tried the one million march. 100k is like baseline in my very humble opinion. I guess when its comes to democrats’ lives, the democrats call in the back up, but its just you and me ( the states or the people) they encourage the rioting.

Kim Jong vibes 88SEATTLE61 Are there enough port-a-potties? This is the America he is leaving it for us after 4 years. Sad. These men and women are protecting other human beings and you make them sleep on the floor,at least let them sleep on the floors of the trump hotel. I’m old enough to remember when deploying the National Guard to quell protests was fascist because I’m older than 6 months.

Look what he did to us 😿 What's really sad is they are preparing to fight American citizens. Trump represents an idea or alternative 2 existing old Liberal democratic mindset. So removing or not his idea has merit and will continue to be legitimate and logical trajectory for american state, government and elites. So Biden will folow his foot step & will mimic Chinese sys

We have 3900 troops in Iraq, 5000 troops in Afghanistan, and 20000 troops in US Capitol DC, what a joke Where the fuck was y'all a week ago Members of Congress should be held legally responsible for making mistakes! Four years ago, no one was responsible for the impeachment and wasting so much taxpayer money! Now is the time to pursue the legal responsibility of the mad woman who initiated the impeachment!

This is sad that our Troops have to camp out on the floor of the Capitol due to the riots of last week. What city? PhotosByCooper Damn! Cant we at least get these soldiers some cots Are there 70 million freedom fighters who voted? UnStableAmerica. What a mess... Nếu bạn đang cô đơn hay bất mãn về cuộc sống này, mình nghĩ, mình sẽ giúp được bạn nếu bạn chân thành

I wonder what percentage of them are terrorists? That’s the scary part. 20,000 soldier.ama kweli hiyo ndio America NOW I can finally complete my Iraq flashbacks! Thanks! From trucks and flags to soldiers sleeping in halls it is complete. Thanks GOP! Imagine if you had told somebody ten years ago that the US would need 20'000 National Guard troops for an inauguration without spectators and without any foreign threats... And it's all because someone's ego is way too big

Tr u,I'.s.lem like the.e Sohl l. E . The online tweeters mentioned the 17th, too, right? And Monday is Martin Luther King Day....those racists are gearing up. The bedwetting over the other day is weapons grade cringe. A leftist literally tried to massacre multiple Republican Congressmen and the news cycle moved on from it within 24 hours. Leftists burned American cities for 6 months straight and the media pretended it didn't happen.

20000 people armed with assault weapons a stones throw away form the capital and no one it thinking if you wanted to start a coup what better way than this? Remember the Rubicon. The Biden police state...persecuting and harrasing 75 million people...nitwit Or you could just put a few Marines in charge and they will take care of it. Why go to the amateurs?

Sleeping in the woods beats sleeping on hard floor ealyssa20 ok thats really satisfying 😂 Thumbnail looks like little toy army men. Thank you to our troops!! But seriously...They can’t find better places for our troops to sleep by now than on the floor? It’s a shame we need this kind of military preparation to get ready for the violent left when Trump remains in office.

Why don’t these people have sleeping pads? This sucks More than Iraq and Afghanistan currently btw.. All courtesy of Trump and his seditionists. How about SEAL TEAM 6? Hope they’re vetted, otherwise they may just be laying in wait 🤷‍♀️. mytrustisgone