Capitol Police Request Extension of National Guard Presence

by Damjan Tutarkov
LaCorte News

U.S. Capitol Police have reportedly requested that National Guard troops be stationed around the U.S. Capitol for an additional two months due to ongoing security threats arising from the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill.

The story: Capitol Police asked for some of the National Guard troops protecting the seat of the U.S. government to remain in the place for another 60 days, Defense Department officials said Thursday.

The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe cited DoD officials as saying the department received the extension request and it will be reviewed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

“No one likes seeing the fortress-like security around the Capitol. And no one wants to again have a security problem in and around this symbolic place. But whether an extension has been requested or the mission is indeed terminating on March 12, it’s critical that members of Congress get a briefing on what’s behind these decisions,” Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin tweeted Thursday, according to the Daily Wire.

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