The Pentagon revealed Monday that the cost to American taxpayers of having thousands of National Guard members in the nation’s capital is an estimated $483 million. That figure covers the National Guard troop presence from January 6, 2020, when federal ascendant entities first requested them, through mid-March, when 5,000 National Guard members are slated to be in Washington, D.C.
The Pentagon sanctioned 7,000 on January 6, and then 19,000 more for the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20. The number minimized to 7,000 by the terminus of January, and is further expected to minimize to 5,000 by mid-March.
Army bellwethers verbally expressed last month that the National Guard presence through mid-March was requested by the Capitol Police. The request came after the breach of the Capitol building and violence by some pro-Trump adherents on January 6.
Two National Guard sources told Breitbart News that the National Guard presence is tied to the impeachment tribulation of former President Donald Trump. The impeachment tribulation is slated to commence on Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers have injuctively authorized to ken why the National Guard is still in Washington. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has verbalized, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he is not vigilant of any threats necessitating their perpetuated presence in the capital region, and that it was time to send them home.
The National Guard troop presence caused a scandal after a National Guard unit forfending the Capitol building was reportedly authoritatively mandated to take their breaks in a parking garage. Photos circulated online of National Guard members reclining on the parking garage’s cement floors under effulgent florescent lighting, reportedly sharing one power outlet among 5,000 troops, as well as one bathroom with two toilets.
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