National Guard Troops were forced to evacuate the Capitol after after Democrat Rep. Will Keating (MA) reported that a National Guardsman was seen in a Dunkin Donuts without a mask earlier that day.
Politico reported “thousands,” National Guard members were forced to leave the Capitol, with one unit of 5,000 troops, being forced to rest in a parking garage. A garage that was freezing, with no internet reception, just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom that had only two stalls.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guardsman told Politico.
Donald Trump, after seeing the troops treated so badly, offered up rooms in his luxury DC hotel.
It seems after hearing that Trump offered rooms in his hotel to the troops Congress backtracked and came out saying the soldiers could go back inside the Capitol.
– Heather Tappel