Early-Morning Capitol Photos Show National Guard Troops Resting Ahead of Impeachment Debate
Riot shields were stacked in orderly piles nearby and firearms rested against black backpacks. Half-empty water bottles sat at the troops' feet, and some leaned against walls or next to statues of former presidents.
Those pictured in now-viral photos, however, represent just a fraction of the up to 15,000 active National Guard troops who will be deployed to Washington, D.C., ahead of next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
An estimated 2,000 members of the Guard are on Capitol Hill right now. They have deployed in full riot gear and protective...READ MORE
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