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National Guard Called In As Trump Supporters Seige of Capitol Hill Continues

National Guard Called In As Trump Supporters Seige of Capitol Hill Continues
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National Guard forces were ordered to the U.S. from Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Capitol in the wake of a blockade of pro-Trump demonstrators that outnumbered the federal police and forced the refuge of legislators and staff.

The U.S. military reported that Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said shortly before 5 p.m. that he and Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, were consulting with Vice President Mike Pence and the representatives of the House and Senate about how to respond to the scenario.

“We have fully activated the D.C. National Guard to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the situation,” Miller said in a statement. “We are prepared to provide additional support as necessary and appropriate as requested by local authorities.”

Forsige had in the early occurrence of the incident reports that hundreds of pro-Trump rioters crowded the Conference building where a peaceful overview of the U.S. election result that could usher in Biden were been conducted.

The incident left four dead and causing the Senate to evacuate and Vice President Mike Pence to be transferred to a safe place, the U.S. Capitol plunged into chaos and aggression on Wednesday.


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