Things in Washington D.C. just get more interesting by the day.
Remember in January when the National Guard took up shop in D.C. and well just sat there? The official narrative was that it was to quell the violence after the so-called January 6 riots, but many didn’t but that story and neither did I.
It all seemed to be just too strange for the entire area to be boarded up and troops rolled in which of course, fanned the flames for more theories to fly.
Well, now after five months of a heavy military presence in the nation’s Capitol, they are packing up leaving as of May 23rd.
Apparently, things will get back to normal in that area, but how normal can it be when we all know that Joe Biden is a fake president who stole an election, right?
Here is what people are saying:
After nearly five months… https://t.co/PApSz8Is4H
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 19, 2021
D.C. is not a state, thus no governor, leaving the power to authorize the National Guard to the President of the United States. A unique situation.
Pelosi has no power.
The responsibility was the President’s.https://t.co/ytzCtgsBWx
— Rose Michelle (@RoseMic72248137) May 20, 2021
The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Wednesday that the National Guard mission that was set up following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach will be discontinued on Sunday, May 23.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon that the deployment is expected to wrap up by that date.
“We have received no request to extend it,” he said, referring to the National Guard deployment around the Capitol and Washington. He also said that around 2,100 National Guard troops remain around the Capitol.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in March had received a request from the Capitol Police to extend the Guard’s deployment until May 23, which was approved.
More than 5,000 National Guard troops were positioned around the Capitol following the Jan. 6 incident, while fencing was also erected around the building. Both the fencing and military posture was criticized by Republicans, and several GOP governors ordered their troops to return home starting in late January.
The National Guard Assn. agrees w/ @RepMikeRogersAL & me: No standing National Guard Quick Reaction Force to protect the Capitol.
“While the Guard is able to pivot & take on a multitude of missions, our soldiers & airmen should only perform law enforcement as a last resort.” https://t.co/G4zGmLvq5I
— Sen. Jim Inhofe (@JimInhofe) May 19, 2021
Will House Republicans point out that the Speaker of the House, and Mayor of D.C., refused protection for the Capitol on January 6th, from the D.C. National Guard, so the demonstrators would be able to enter the Capitol?
— Phil Klingsmith (@PhilKlingsmith) May 19, 2021
And, The Washington Times :
The move to demilitarize the Capitol drew cheers from downtown officials and businesses looking forward to the return of tourists as memories of postelection riots fade and the risks of COVID-19 recede.
“It’s a big thing that they are leaving,” restaurant owner Hulya Bolukbasi told The Washington Times. “It definitely did impact us as a business in this area.” Ms. Bolukbasi and her husband own the French restaurant Bistro Cacao, a few blocks from the Capitol.
“Because it has been guarded and closed, I think people chose not to visit D.C.,” she said.“So [the] effect on my business was that there were less people, less tourists in D.C. … and of course these people would have come and eaten at Bistro Cacao as a very close-by restaurant, and that was one of the negative impacts that I had seen.”
I do not know what is going on, but I sure as heck know my spidey senses are telling me something is off.
What do you think?