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Guard in DC forced to sleep in garages, sparking outcry

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National Guard Soldiers at Capitol 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago.

Members of both parties were irate about reports that Guardsmen were forced to take rest breaks outside the Capitol building.

About 25,000 Guard members from across the country deployed to help secure President Joe Biden’s inauguration, which went off with only a handful of minor arrests.

Sen. Todd Young and Congressman Jim Banks both shared their frustration with the incident:

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