The National Guard troops did not move from their rest area from on the Capitol groups to a nearby parking garage. This is according to two senators that spoke this past Friday. There has been fierce outrage from both sides of the political aisle regarding this inflammatory issue. Unfortunately, it appears to be a mistake made on the lower chain of command versus an order from “on high.”
National Guard and Capitol Police Trying to get to the Bottom of This Situation
There was one police officer not in a uniform issuing an order without authority. Nor did they go through the chain of command. It’s a good thing the Capitol Police and the military are talking and making an attempt to figure this out, Senator James Inhofe, Republican-Oklahoma, said after a morning of contradictory statements from the two organizations. The plan is to be able to identify who that person was.
Organizing a Resolution on Running the Divided Senate
In the meantime, Inhofe will remain the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee until Schumer, Democrat-New York, along with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican-Kentucky, get together to create an organizing resolution. This goal is on how to run the Senate with a 50-50 split.
Therefore, it was reported Schumer said something close to Inhofe’s comments earlier in the morning.
Schumer said they heard about it at 9:30. Then, got on top of it at 10. It was figuring out by roughly 11-11:30. He spoke about this past Thursday when the National Guard’s substandard break area broke.
The National Guard did Have a Nice Place to Stay
A few people said they had to leave, but no one from anyone on high, though, Schumer continued. In fact, no one understood why. Yet it’s gone. However, they all had a nice place to stay. Therefore, what did occur was an outrage. It will not happen again.
Last Friday, the National Guard said that the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) had ordered its troops to move its break area. This is where the troops rest during their 12-hour shifts. This is from inside the Capitol to the Thurgood Marshall Judicial Center’s parking garage.
However, Acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman, however, pushed back on that assertion.