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Thousands of National Guard troops deploying to DC; Pentagon leaders decry violence after Capitol siege

Thousands of National Guard troops deploying to DC; Pentagon leaders decry violence after Capitol siege
Thousands of National Guard troops from surrounding states will deploy to Washington, D.C., by the weekend to bolster defenses around the national capital after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, the Army’s top civilian said Thursday.

Thousands of National Guard troops deploying to DC; Pentagon leaders decry violence after Capitol siege DC National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday night, Jan.JOHN MINCHILLO/AP Thousands of National Guard troops from surrounding states will deploy to Washington, D.National Guard troops from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York will deploy to D.He praised the National Guard for helping secure the Capitol on Wednesday night, allowing Congress to complete its early Thursday morning certification of Biden’s victory.

“Due to their efforts, supported by local and federal law enforcement and the National Guard, the attempts of those who tried to stop our government from functioning failed.National Guard was activated Wednesday amid the riot.

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