Since the January 6th attack, the threat of far-right violence has diminished, and the last 2,149 soldiers left the city over the weekend.
Since the January 6th attack, the threat of far-right violence has subsided. On Monday, May 25, the Capitol in Washington, the seat of the U.S. Congress, was not protected by the National Guard for the first time in nearly five months.
Their mission to protect Congress has officially ended. At this extraordinary deployment height, the last 2,149 soldiers of a team left Washington over the weekend.
The Capitol has been in tight security since January 6, when thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered at the foot of the Parliament headquarters after one of his speeches. While still in office, he encouraged them to prevent elected officials from proving Joe Biden’s election victory. Hundreds of these guerrillas violently attacked the building and caused chaos. Five people, including the congressional police, died.
Fears of the new threat posed by the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20 led to the deployment of thousands of National Guards and the barbed barrier erected around the Capitol, making it look like a siege building.
After the inauguration, the soldiers stayed in the American capital for several months while investigating what many people said“riot” Is going this way.
Donald Trump was indicted for his role in the attack and then acquitted when he was tried in Congress, and later claimed that the attacker did not represent “No threat” for elected officials, and wished to minimize the event. Since January 6, the FBI has arrested and prosecuted 440 people involved in the attack, dozens of whom were connected to armed militias.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude and deep gratitude to the men and women of the National Guard for ensuring the safety of the U.S. Capitol in the past five months.”President Biden said in a statement on Monday night.
These soldiers “Not only protects the land [du Capitole], Including elected officials working there to ensure that the affairs of the people can continue.”Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said.
Soldiers “The National Guard is the hero and defender of democracy in the United States. After January 6, they appeared in the temple of our democracy. This is the most painful and terrifying day in our history. This has brought Congress and the entire country. Safety and comfort”, And also supports Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives.