National Guard Allowed Back Into Capitol After Eviction To Parking Garage

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After two weeks of protecting Washington DC from an alleged inauguration threat that never materialized, thousands of National Guardsmen were booted from Congressional grounds on Thursday, where they were forced to sleep on marble floors, and have instead been forced to take their rest breaks in nearby parking garages while setting up mobile command centers outside or in nearby hotels. The parking garage had no internet reception, one electrical outlet, and a two-stall bathroom for 5,000 troops.

National Guardsmen have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after outrage erupted over their Thursday eviction to nearby parking garages.

According to CNN, one Guardsman said that they are now allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has reportedly given permission for troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if needed.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, said that it was “utterly unacceptable” to find that National Guardsmen were “sleeping in parking garages and cramped quarters without proper space or ventilation,” adding “I pledge to every national guard member that it will not happen again.”

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After two weeks of sleepless nights protecting Washington DC from an alleged inauguration threat that never materialized, thousands of National Guardsmen were booted from Congressional grounds on Thursday, where they were forced to sleep on marble floors, and have instead been forced to take their rest breaks in nearby parking garages, according to Politico.

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