Reports that National Guard troops could be planning to disrupt the inauguration as a show of support for outgoing President Donald Trump were debunked by the Defense Department prior to the inauguration.
Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said in a statement that there was “no intelligence” that any insider threat from Guard troops existed.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) went on CNN and suggested that the Guard troops could be a threat because they are made up predominantly of white males and “only about 20% of white males voted for Biden.”
Cohen further pointed out that there were military who participated in the riot at the Capitol on January 6, using that as evidence that currently deployed Guard troops might “want to do something.”
There were 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. to protect the Capitol and other areas during the inauguration on Wednesday. Joe Biden was inaugurated without incident.
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