Before we get into this report, I want everyone to remember the outrage on the left when Donald Trump recommended using the National Guard to quell violence during the George Floyd riots and the numerous riots afterward.
When this was done, the entire left literally lost their minds.
Democrats soapboxed regularly that our troops should never be turned on the American people, for any reason, period.
That entire narrative just changed.
Now, because it is Trump supporters that are expected to protest, lethal force has not only been authorized but applauded by the left and Democrats.
By inauguration day, there are going to be close to 20,000, if not more, National Guard troops on the ground in D.C.
They will all have the right to use lethal force if they deem the situation warrants it.
The D.C. National Guard stated, “On January 12, 2021, National Guardsmen were given authorization to be armed in support of the U.S. Capitol Police to protect the U.S. Capitol and individual members of Congress and their staff.”
A Defense Department official has confirmed the lethal force has been approved.
To this point, Guard forces have been primarily used as support, not a front-line weapon.
That has all changed now that Democrats are in charge.
Think about that…
Source: U.S. News & World Report