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This is why the National Guard didn’t respond to the attack on the Capitol | Military Times

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This is why the National Guard didn’t respond to the attack on the Capitol | Military Times
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gary Silverman/Released

When pro-Trump rioters overran the Capital, the hundreds of National Guard troops posted in Washington, DC were unable to respond. This was because the Capital Police are required to invite them, and they did not until after the breach. “We had worked out that the support we were providing the [Metropolitan] Police Department would be on traffic control points,” stated an anonymous source. Those who were acting as traffic support did not have the authorization to forcibly push back rioters.

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