100s Of Troops Napping On the Floor Of Congressional Visitor Center
Hundreds of troops are seen napping whilst cuddling their firearms as they line the Congressional Visitor Centre in the Capitol.
At least ten thousand troops of the National Guard will be deployed in Washington by the end of the week, with the possibility of five thousand more arriving to help secure the Capitol area ahead of more potentially violent unrest in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Biden.
Despite the so-called serious strengthening of security, Congressional reporter Nathaniel Reed posted a photo showing hundreds of troops napping on the floor of the Congressional Visitors Center.
He tweeted: “Just walked into the Capitol to find literally hundreds of troops napping and lining up in the Congressional Visitor Center— as streets around here are largely blocked.
“Many are cuddling their firearms, fatigues over their heads to block light, and riot gear in neat piles.”
Trump himself approved a Washington D.C. emergency declaration from January 11 to January 24 this week which orders federal assistance to aid the city’s response efforts.
The Washington Monument has been closed to the public and the west steps of the Capitol are off limits to the public ahead of Biden’s inauguration.