Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening, greeting the National Guard troops quartered at the complex and thanked them for their service.
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), an Army war veteran spent Wednesday morning giving hundreds of National Guard an “impromptu” tour of the Capitol complex while the House was debate impeaching President Trump for the second time in his presidency.
The National Guard Bureau on Wednesday has deployed unarmed personnel in the nation’s capital to assist with additional security in guarding monuments and infrastructure amid protests over the death of George Floyd.
President Trump blasted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) as “incompetent” on Twitter Friday after she demanded the president to remove the federal law enforcement and military presence from the nation’s Capital amid the ongoing unrest of protest following the death of George Floyd.
President Trump threatened to intervene and “solve it fast” the violent protest in New York City, criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio for resisting calling in the National Guard, saying the “liberal mayor” is having a “lot of trouble” to quell the widespread rioting that have occurred over the last few nights.
President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on New York to quell the violent protest, urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to “call up” the national guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers” following another night of widespread looting and rioting chaos.