It appears that this is the reward for protecting Democratic lawmakers

Source: Steve Watson

Photos and video have emerged of thousands of National Guardsmen in D.C. forced to sleep OUTSIDE and in a parking Garage near the Capitol building after a Democratic lawmaker complained that ONE guardsmen was not wearing a face mask.

It appears that this is the reward for protecting Democratic lawmakers:

Around 5000 guardsmen were forced to sleep in the garage with just one toilet.

According to reports, the soldiers do have hotel rooms in the city, but their strict shift pattern means they means returning there during rest breaks is out of the question.

Reports further indicate that it was Rep. Will Keating (D-MA) who complained to Capitol authorities that a Guardsmen wasn’t wearing a mask, and had said to Keating “I appreciate my freedom.” 

Keating yesterday tweeted pictures with guardsmen, thanking them for their protection, yet it seems that his complaints effectively banished hundreds of the soldiers to sleeping rough.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and his family were not wearing masks, even after he signed an executive order mandating it.

“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guardsman told Politico.

Another guardsman told CNN “After everything went seamlessly, we were deemed useless and banished to a corner of a parking garage.” https://api.banned.video/embed/600a3017710e69036d9f6548

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Another told Task & Purpose “Leaving our families for the last two weeks to come down here. It’s certainly important and historic, but the day after inauguration you kick us literally to the curb? Come on, man.”

Other soldiers told The Washington Post “We are on top of each other all day, every day. We’ve given up,” and “Our guidance is if you’re not eating or drinking, you need to be wearing a mask. We’ve already had just some in my unit alone test positive for Covid, and they’re just keeping us packed together with caution tape in small areas. And that’s the only authorized rest area.”

If it’s true? So Schumer is suggesting the guard faked the footage?

After other members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, expressed outrage, the guardsmen were allowed back in the Capitol building at around midnight Thursday, and police apologised for banishing them.

Some Democrats just couldn’t help themselves though:

Even though they were allowed back in the Capitol building, is it still OK that these troops are sleeping on the floor?

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: Members of the National Guard sleep in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential inauguration. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 13: National Guard troops sleep on the floor of the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, as security ramps up in advanc e of the Inauguration. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitor Center as the House debates an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of Capitol Hill as the House of Representativs convene to impeach President Donald Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the nations capitol while Congress voted to certify the 2020 Election Results on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: Members of the National Guard sleep in the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)