Federals refused National Guard deployment in DC

Notorious

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“I was actually on the phone with Leader Hoyer who was pleading with us to send the guard,” Hogan said. “He was yelling across the room to Schumer and they were back and forth saying we do have the authorization and I’m saying, ‘I’m telling you we do not have the authorization.' ”
Hogan said Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, was repeatedly rebuffed by the Pentagon.
Gowen “kept running it up the flagpole, and we don’t have authorization,” Hogan said. “We don’t have authorization.”
Ninety minutes later, Hogan said, he received a call “out of the blue, not from the secretary of defense, not through what would be normal channels,” but from Ryan McCarthy, the secretary of the Army. McCarthy asked if the Maryland guardsmen could “come as soon as possible,” Hogan recounted.

 

Ash

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If this was a real attack, most of those people would have ended up dead. This is going to haunt us for a long long time.
The good thing was that these weren't the brightest people in the US so the people inside the Capitol building were very lucky.
 

PGen98

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The good thing was that these weren't the brightest people in the US so the people inside the Capitol building were very lucky.
Agreed, and some of the things they apparently wanted to do...scary to think what would've happened had they actually succeeded.
 

Paladin

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"We do not have the authorization."
Right. :rolleyes: When a bunch of rioters, most of who are armed with weapons and some who put bombs on the Capitol grounds, decide to storm the US Capitol building, it's totally an accident that no National Guard units were deployed. /s

Two USCP officers were already charged over being complicit (for opening the gates of the Capitol and letting the rioters in), and it's a safe bet to assume that more will be charged.
 
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