The US National Guard members reportedly slept at the Capitol overnight ahead of today’s House session to impeach President Trump for an unprecedented second time.
Security here has tightened dramatically since last week’s deadly insurrection. The Pentagon is sending up to 15,000 National Guard members to D.C in response to credible threats of armed militias planning to move on the Capitol in the days leading up to Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
As as of last night, the Guard members responsible for security around the Capitol were armed with lethal weapons, protective helmets, gas masks and Kevlar body armor.
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