Brandon Bell / Getty ImagesMembers of the National Guard walk through U.S. Capitol grounds on Saturday in Washington, D.C (Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
Republican Congressional members are asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to provide reasoning for detaining National Guards troops in Washington, D.C, with one representative nicknaming the Capitol “Fort Pelosi.”
“I’m still a serving national guardsman, and I can appreciate that those soldiers were pulled out of their businesses, their jobs, their families, and they’re sitting there with this open-ended mandate,” Republican Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida told Fox Business Network.
“I’ve repeatedly asked, as have a number of my colleagues, the Army, the National Guard Bureau, the Department of Justice, what is the threat that is so large, specifically, that requires more soldiers on Capitol Hill than we have in Iraq and Afghanistan combined? And then what are we going to do about it? What