Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday night that he has ordered Texas National Guard Adjutant General Tracy R. Norris to pull the state National Guard out of the U.S. Capitol, lessening the threatening military presence installed by Democrat politicians in the district during the Joe Biden inauguration.
Abbott made the announcement in a tweet that read, “I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state. @TexasGuard.”
I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state. @TexasGuard
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 22, 2021
The National Guard has been seen marching up and down the streets of the District of Columbia since January 6, when Vice President Mike Pence conspired with Republican and Democrat officials to call in troops to D.C. behind then- President Donald Trump’s back.
Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten the citizens who voted for his re-election in the 2020 presidential campaign, promising that pro-Trump protesters on Capitol Hill “will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Moments later, news broke that Pence had defied Trump by unilaterally deployed the National Guard against American citizens.
According to a statement from the office of acting SECDEF Chris Miller, Pence met with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, the lawmakers conspired to deploy the National Guard against protesters behind President Trump’s back.
Despite the fact that Congressional officials insisted they needed the National Guard for protection from “right-wing insurrectionists” – none of which materialized on Election Day – the troops have in fact been treated quite poorly by said politicians since their arrival in D.C.
Following the inauguration, President Biden and Congressional officials ordered troops out of the halls of the Capitol and White House, forcing them to sleep in parking garages during bitter January weather.
President Donald Trump has since been able to score a moral and optical victory over the Biden administration by reportedly offering to let the beleaguered National Guard troops stay at his luxury Trump International Hotel for free, proving the assertion that they were needed in the city in the first place to ward off “pro-Trump insurrectionists” completely nonsensical.