Why Is The National Guard Being Deployed In D.C. This Week? – By Jazz Shaw (Hot Air) / January 4 2021
On Wednesday, there will be a joint session of Congress where the members will vote to certify the result of the electoral college count. Outside in the streets, there will be a different sight than we would normally expect to see during this rather standard part of the electoral process. More than one hundred National Guardsmen will be out on the streets in the vicinity of the Capitol building, preparing for possible unrest as the joint session is taking place. This was apparently the brainstorm of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who requested the military muscle in case violence broke out. (National Review)
Hundreds of National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington D.C., in anticipation of potential protests and rioting in response to Congress’ forthcoming vote to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
After Mayor Muriel Bowser on New Year’s Eve requested assistance from the Guard on the streets from January 5 to 7th, 340 National Guard troops will be activated, according to the Associated Press.
A joint session of Congress will meet Wednesday to tally Electoral College votes. A long and contentious session is expected after a number of Republicans have vowed to challenge the electoral votes. President Trump has refused to concede the election and has encouraged his supporters to show up for protests in Washington on Wednesday to voice their opposition to the certification of results.