Photos: Armed National Guard Troops Protect Capitol Hill During Impeachment
Members of Congress arrived at Capitol Hill on Wednesday to see armed National Guard troops sleeping in the corridors of the building as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares a vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
The National Guard continues demonstrating a show of force after violent riots took place on Capitol Hill last week in the building by a group of Trump supporters.
Outside the Capitol, National Guard soldiers were spotted Wednesday morning unloading racks of rifles and pistols as well as anti-riot gear.
The Pentagon announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 National Guard troops to protect President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
Author: Charlie Spiering