Stefani Reynolds / Getty ImagesMembers of the National Guard rest in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images)
National Guardsmen working a 24-hour rotation to protect lawmakers against further threats of violence have been forced to sleep in the hallways of the Capitol.
Pictures of the guardsmen sleeping in any spot they could find with their weapons nearby as lawmakers walked past circulated online Wednesday morning.
I try to stay clear of politics. However I am enraged to see photos of our National Guard people who give their lives to defend us sleeping on the floor to protect our elected officials that whine and complain about going through metal detectors. Seriously! pic.twitter.com/DnlE98H9tr
— Laura Larson-Greiert (@SuzLGreiert) January 13, 2021
The troops were reportedly taking