Nearly 5,000 soldiers from the US National Guard will remain in Washington, DC until mid-March, when fears of a violent incident have surfaced on social media.
“Currently many conspiracy theorists think they should regroup and attack the National Assembly building on March 4 … That is what is being spread online,” CNN quoted Chairman of Ha’s Military Commission. American Institute Adam Smith said during the meeting held on 17/2.
|US House of Representatives Military Commission Chairman Adam Smith. Photo: AP|
“Information like that is circulating all the time, doesn’t mean it will happen. However, tell them not to do so and the election is over. US President Joe Biden has won. It was a free and fair election, ”he added.
Defense official Robert Salesses said the request for the National Guard to stay in Washington was made by the Capitol Hill Police Agency, and that the Pentagon is currently working with security agencies to decide whether How soldier presence will play out in the context of the threat has changed from the time Mr Biden was sworn in.
“The Pentagon is working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Secret Service and the Capitol Hill Police to decide what they believe is a threat, and figure out what they believe to be a threat. believe that they will need help from the National Guard, or the type of mission they need assistance. Of course, 4,900 soldiers is a huge number for the capital, ”Salesses said.
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