Now that the impeachment trial is over, that’s the last excuse for having the National Guard still in Washington, D.C., right? So now they can all go home, one would think.
Not so fast with that logical thinking there.
Now there’s more talk and you’re not going to believe it, that they might stay until the fall. Wait, what?
Major Matt Murphy said the current plan is to have the 6,000 who are presently on hand stay until March. But apparently they are in talks about being there longer.
According to the DCist, Robert Salesses, assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense wrote in an email about an “extended timeline” to the Capitol Police and National Security Council.
“If it’s not possible to sustain at the current level with [National Guard] personnel, we need to establish the number of NG personnel (DCNG and out-of-state) we can sustain for an extended period — at least through Fall 2021,” Salesses wrote in a January 20 email obtained by FOX 5.
He added that officials should consider “additional options for providing [Department of Defense] support, to include use of reserve personnel, as well as active component.”
They really are turning us into a banana republic in every way you can imagine. Notice that says “at least to the fall.” Then in the fall, it will just turn into a permanent fixture or another reason to keep them there. Welcome the permanent security state, complete with barbwire fencing to keep us from the halls of government. Will they be there until the next election when Joe Biden loses? What then?
Democrats were always accusing President Donald Trump of being a fascist (without reason or evidence, just spin), but talk about a truly fascistic look for old confused Joe. Add that to his rule by executive order and it sure looks like he’s aiming for the dictator award.
Any governors who still have National Guard there and Republicans members of Congress need to be screaming bloody murder about this. What is the rationale for this? Not only a very bad look, a nightmare for the citizens of D.C. with all the traffic blockades and an incredible cost on top of it all. This all needs to be justified and right away before another penny is spent for this. The public needs to know what the reasoning is behind all this.