January 13th local time, according to a statement by the Washington, D.C. Guard, Secretary of the Army McCarthy has decided to equip the National Guard personnel deployed to Washington, D.C., to ensure the safety of the U.S. Congress during the presidential inauguration.
“Safeguarding the public is our top priority,” the statement said.
According to reports, hundreds of National Guard soldiers are now armed and on standby in the Capitol.
According to the director of the National Guard Hokansen on the 11th, in order to ensure the safety of Washington, D.C. during the inauguration ceremony, the Pentagon has approved the deployment of about 15,000 National Guard soldiers during this period, and it is expected that about 10,000 soldiers will be in place in the District by Saturday.
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