Pentagon Initially Refused Request To Use D.C. National Guard During Capitol Riots

Requests for additional Army National Guard support during the Jan. 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol building were initially denied by officials in the Pentagon. As protests became increasingly violent on Capitol Hill, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund called the Pentagon where a representative from the office of the Secretary of the Army said that additional National Guard support “wasn’t going to be possible.” Days before the storming of the Capitol building, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made an official request for Army National Guard support in anticipation of protests in the District. Likely influe…

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