Capitol siege was not the first tight spot for these battle-tested members of Congress

Capitol siege was not the first tight spot for these battle-tested members of Congress


After the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, Washington, D.C., is beefing up security measures ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Up to 20,000 armed National Guard troops are set to be deployed to the Washington area to prevent further violence. Images on Wednesday showed troops resting with their guns on the marble floors of congressional hallways after the attack that left five people dead.

Rep. Brian Mast, a wounded military veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan, was seen giving a history lesson to the troops deployed to the Capitol on Wednesday.

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And Mast showing members of the National Guard around is a reminder that he is just one of many members of Congress with combat experience who have found themselves in a tight spot on more than one occasion prior to Jan. 6.

Though the 117th Congress has fewer members with a military background than previous cycles, the current

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