National Guard Troops Deployed to D.C. ahead of Electoral College Count
Hundreds of National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington, D.C., in anticipation of potential protests and rioting in response to Congress’s forthcoming vote to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
After Mayor Muriel Bowser on New Year’s Eve requested assistance from the Guard on the streets from January 5 to 7, 340 National Guard troops will be activated, according to the Associated Press.
A joint session of Congress will meet Wednesday to tally Electoral College votes. A long and contentious session is expected after a number of Republicans have...