The Latest: 15,000 National Guard troops to deploy to DC
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The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A total of 15,000 National Guard members have now been…

@pimento
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38d

Any idea why they deployed national guard instead of the military?

Muad'Dibber
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38d

They use national guard for internal stuff like this, they haven’t had to deploy any other branch of the military to US cities since the 1920s I think.

@pimento
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38d

Ah so thats when it will get really interesting. It might even happen in 2021 already, the way things are going since last year.

It’s unlikely, but I guess anything can happen at this point.

Heck
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710d

now let’s wait for the fash to just not show up, because the bulk of them that could make it to DC have either already been arrested, or have warrants for their arrest and are hiding.

@pimento
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810d

Let’s see, they might attack state governments while everyone is distracted by the ceremony.

@redjoker
510d

State National Guard units are already on alert as well

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