Last week, a massive mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol intending to harm elected representatives. The Capitol police were caught flat-footed and did not have enough officers to stop the mob. Warnings that the insurrection was a possibility went ignored.
With Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, National Guard troops have been called in to prevent any more attempts at sedition. There have been viral photos of guardsmen napping in DC buildings. But Laura Ingraham of Fox News thinks that their presence is unnecessary.
The Fox host told her viewers:
“After resisting Trump’s calls for the National Guard last summer, the left is now fine with militarizing every aspect of the people’s house. Fox News reporting that officials will increase the numbers of National Guard members who will be deployed in Washington during the presidential inauguration from 15,000 to 20,000 on Wednesday, about three times the number of U.S. troops currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan combined. So, is this all necessary? What’s going on?”
Ingraham continued, “I saw this and I keep hearing from people are driving, trying to drive to their offices on — near Capitol Hill and they said they’ve never see anything like it, not at any inauguration, not at any time in our nation’s capital except 9/11. Is this necessary?”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News Network:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.