The GOP senator is not aware of any threat that would put National Guard soldiers in Washington.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arch., National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., are said to be sent home Tuesday, responding to internal memos that the military may be on the ground near the US Capitol by 2021.
Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told “Granthshala and Friends” that he was not aware of any danger that would place troops in the Capitol, now or in the future.
The National Guard has been established in DC for over $ 438 million
About 6,000 National Guard members were scheduled to remain in DC through mid-March. An internal communication received by Granthshala 5 dc It shows that the National Security Council has asked the Department of Defense to coordinate plans for deployment beyond next month.
A group of House Republicans is also calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to inform members of Congress about why the National Guard detachment may remain in Washington, DC until it collapses.
“Myself and many of my colleagues have asked Nancy Pelosi for a briefing that ‘Why do we need these soldiers here?” And we got zero information, zero, ” Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mach., On Monday “Granthshala and Friends.”
“It’s amazing to me [Pelosi] He can do it without disclosure, without any information and will continue to spend money without a briefing, “he said. There’s no point for me.”
Tom cotton: “The time has come to send the troops home. Look, there are too many soldiers left in Washington. I don’t know of any – someone – Threats to justify a continued presence around the capital, much less in decline. I think Nancy Pelosi will have a lot of questions to answer that she knows what January is about to riot. 6. There was a clear failure by security leaders on Capitol Hill to get ready on 6 January.
Officers of the Capitol Police performed bravely, but have no confidence in their leadership. However, this does not mean that we should turn the Capitol into an armed fort or a camp for thousands of soldiers. This means that we must use common sense and assess the threats we face and react accordingly.
Congress is not in session even this week. We have thousands of soldiers guarding the Capitol where Congress and Senators and their staff work at a time when the security threat is not justified, at least to my knowledge – If they do, Nancy Pelosi should come to the fore and explain why they do. “