Photos of National Guard troops having a rest inside the Capitol go viral ahead of Trump leaving the White House
After the National Guard was deployed in the U.S. Capitol to prevent it from future possible riots and attacks, the photographs from inside the building show that the Capitol is now resembling a military base with all those troops shown lying in sleeping on the floor all over the place.
Always Ready, Always There. https://t.co/vvhndLwwb0— National Guard (@USNationalGuard) January 14, 2021
The images shot by the journalists were shared on social media, mostly twitter.
I spotted the National Guard sleeping in the hallways of the Capitol as I walked in this morning. pic.twitter.com/PzVpQCo5yU— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 13, 2021
National Guard troops dispatched to US Capitol for security pic.twitter.com/A3XhiRnxS2— RT (@RT_com) January 13, 2021
The Daily Telegraph editor ben Riley-Smith called the scene “surreal” and one of the weirdest and most horrifying days of my life.”
Indeed, the photographs are similar to those taken at the end of World War II, showing soldiers resting aboard warships on their way home.
The scene at the Capitol Visitor Center - absolutely filled with National Guard. pic.twitter.com/A9JNT7nwlh— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) January 13, 2021
I put my tweets and photos into one place where they could be more easily read, in some sort of page that you could share if you were so inclined, and my employer could therefore benefit https://t.co/JrugcZh5s8— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 13, 2021
Talking to National Guard at the Capitol today, I was struck how young so many of them were. Barely out of school. First time ever visiting the Capitol, where kids their age would normally line up for tours. Now they’re here in uniform, carrying weapons. pic.twitter.com/u2FO9yHisb— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 13, 2021
“I never expected to have National Guard members sleeping in the quarters of the Congress of the United States," Rep. Adam Schiff said talking to MSNDC.
"This is not something I ever expected to experience in the Unites States, but then again I never expected to have National Guard members sleeping in the quarters of the Congress of the United States," Rep. Schiff says about the security around the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/SY4hMSbAzQ— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 14, 2021
Thousands of National Guard troops were in the Capitol on Wednesday ahead of a House vote to call on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and relieve the president of his power.
The National Guard has been brought in to heighten security throughout the U.S. Capitol as the House debates a second Trump impeachment and prepares for the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20. pic.twitter.com/eQfEIBNZG9— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 13, 2021
Huge appreciation for the National Guard, and their families, who are sacrificing greatly on behalf of our country. This heartbreaking photo shows them resting up in the Capitol, away from their homes and loved ones, in order to prepare to protect our democracy.— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) January 14, 2021
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