Connect with us

U.S. News

Fury As National Guardsmen In D.C. Forced To Sleep Outside And In A Garage

It appears that this is the reward for protecting Democratic lawmakers

Published

on

Screenshot

Photos and video have emerged of thousands of National Guardsmen in D.C. forced to sleep OUTSIDE and in a parking Garage near the Capitol building after a Democratic lawmaker complained that ONE guardsmen was not wearing a face mask.

It appears that this is the reward for protecting Democratic lawmakers:

Around 5000 guardsmen were forced to sleep in the garage with just one toilet.

According to reports, the soldiers do have hotel rooms in the city, but their strict shift pattern means they means returning there during rest breaks is out of the question.

Reports further indicate that it was Rep. Will Keating (D-MA) who complained to Capitol authorities that a Guardsmen wasn’t wearing a mask, and had said to Keating “I appreciate my freedom.” 

Keating yesterday tweeted pictures with guardsmen, thanking them for their protection, yet it seems that his complaints effectively banished hundreds of the soldiers to sleeping rough.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and his family were not wearing masks, even after he signed an executive order mandating it.

“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guardsman told Politico.

Another guardsman told CNN “After everything went seamlessly, we were deemed useless and banished to a corner of a parking garage.”

Another told Task & Purpose “Leaving our families for the last two weeks to come down here. It’s certainly important and historic, but the day after inauguration you kick us literally to the curb? Come on, man.”

Other soldiers told The Washington Post “We are on top of each other all day, every day. We’ve given up,” and “Our guidance is if you’re not eating or drinking, you need to be wearing a mask. We’ve already had just some in my unit alone test positive for Covid, and they’re just keeping us packed together with caution tape in small areas. And that’s the only authorized rest area.”

If it’s true? So Schumer is suggesting the guard faked the footage?

After other members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, expressed outrage, the guardsmen were allowed back in the Capitol building at around midnight Thursday, and police apologised for banishing them.

Some Democrats just couldn’t help themselves though:

Even though they were allowed back in the Capitol building, is it still OK that these troops are sleeping on the floor?

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: Members of the National Guard sleep in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential inauguration. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 13: National Guard troops sleep on the floor of the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, as security ramps up in advanc e of the Inauguration. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitor Center as the House debates an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: Members of the National Guard sleep in the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

U.S. News

Watch: MSNBC Compares GOP Congresswoman To Osama Bin Laden For Displaying Guns

“It communicates that they’re committed to, or at the very least open to the possibility of violent overthrow of the government”

Published

on

Steve Watson

Screenshot

An MSNBC news host compared A Republican congresswoman to Osama Bin Laden Tuesday because she had guns on display at her home.

Chris Hayes also suggested that the display by Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was meant to convey the message that conservatives are willing resort to violence to instigate a coup in the US.

Watch:

“Do you notice something different with the bookshelves? Not just a stockpile of weapons sitting behind her, there is a deeper meaning to this image. An implicit threat, too,” Hayes proclaimed, showing an image of Boebert at home with two ARs, a shotgun, and a Glock behind her.

“Osama bin Laden, for one liked to pose in front of a bookshelf with a gun prominently displayed,” Hayes continued, adding “The Irish Republican Army would display guns in its propaganda posters and its murals. Cuban revolutionaries, they posed with guns all the time, too.”

Hayes stated that “A movement or faction that puts images of guns, the celebration of guns front and center in its political aesthetic, is a movement who’s engaging in something other than what we might call the normal rhetoric of elected democratic politics.”

“You can’t escape the meaning of it. It communicates that they’re committed to, or at the very least open to the possibility of violent overthrow of the government or the existing order,” Hayes frothed, adding that “in the Republican Party, it seems like it’s becoming common and unremarkable.”

The context of Boebert’s display is obvious given that she has positioned herself as a defender of gun rights.

The Congresswoman has hit out at those who believe they can ‘cherry pick’ rights from the Second Amendment. It is her number one cause.

To suggest that she is promoting violent revolution is not only grossly factually incorrect, but also deliberately and dangerously inflammatory, given that Antifa and various other violent leftist groups were identified as active participants in the Capitol riot in January.

What else can be expected from MSNBC though, other than literally repeating Democrat talking points:

Continue Reading

U.S. News

It’s OK When They Do It: Democrats Putting Kids In ‘Cages’ Again

AOC says ‘it’s not OK’, but doesn’t fly to the border to scream through a chain link fence this time

Published

on

Steve Watson

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Democrats have been blasted as hypocritical for reinstating the notorious ‘kids in cages’ detention policies at the border that they previously used to attack President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned Tuesday by Peter Doocy, who asked why Biden administration was reopening one of the very facilities Democrats previously labelled a ‘human rights abuse’.

Psaki argued that “This is not kids being kept in cages,” and claimed “this is a facility that was reopened that is going to follow the same standards as other [Department of Health and Human Services] facilities.”

Psaki continued “That’s never our intention – of replicating immigration policies of the past administration. But we are in a circumstance where we are not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border.”

Psaki also argued that because “there is a pandemic going on,” the holding facilities must be used, rather than the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

In other words, ‘its OK when we do it’.

Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on the development, but only mildly criticised Biden for the exact same thing she previously labelled “concentration camps” and created a staged ‘crying’ photo op over during Trump’s presidency.

As we have previously exposed, the ‘cages’ at the border were instituted by the Obama administration, and have been repeatedly mis-used by Democrats and their supporters to attack Trump, who actually signed an executive order to end the policy of separating kids at the border.

Continue Reading

U.S. News

Congressmen: Swamp Pushing Fake QAnon Threat To Keep DC Under ‘Occupation’

“Trump isn’t getting reinstated until after he wins the 2024 election.”

Published

on

Steve Watson

Win McNamee/Getty Images

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) suggested Thursday that Capitol Police and Democrats are hyping up the bizarre online theories of QAnon as justification for keeping Washington DC under ‘occupation’.

Following a story in Newsweek that highlighted how some QAnon followers believe President Trump is to be ‘reinstalled’ on March 4th, Capitol authorities and Democrats used it as a reason to keep troops and razor wire fences in place.

During a Wednesday hearing, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said “Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the president used to be inaugurated on March 4. OK, now why that’s relevant, God knows, at any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather again and storm the Capitol on March 4. … That is circulating online.”

Rep. Gatez responded on Twitter:

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) responded to Gaetz, suggesting that ‘swamp’ creatures are using the ‘threat’ of conspiracists to take away freedoms:

The representatives’ comments come days after a leaked email suggested that there are plans to keep the National Guard in DC beyond the previously discussed deadline of March 12th, and throughout the Summer AND Fall.

report by FOX 5 cited an internal email seen by reporters that reveals The National Security Council is asking the Department of Defense to engage Capitol Police on planning for post-March 12th support.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Robert Salesses said Wednesday that the Capitol Police requested that 4,900 troops remain in DC through March 12.

Continue Reading

Trending