Finally gone: National Guard leaves Capitol after four-month deployment

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(Worthy News) – Thousands of National Guard troops stationed at the U.S. Capitol since the Jan. 6 have left the campus, leaving solely up to the Capitol for the first time in more than four months.

The remaining 2,300 troops left the campus on Sunday after a historic occupation that followed the Jan. 6 riot. Their extended stay angered some lawmakers who thought their continued presence was both unnecessary and a strain on National Guard readiness.

“They’ve hit that magic date, and they’re going home,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore told Face the Nation. “And the Capitol is secure, based on the mission that the Capitol Police have now, which is, secure the Capitol.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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