Florida Congressman Michael Waltz (R) and several other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have penned a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley, asking for a “threat assessment briefing” as to why 7,000+ National Guard soldiers are still being kept deployed throughout the Capitol.
News reports stated that the guardsmen will be kept in place to address any possible security threats over the potential impeachment trial in the Senate of President Donald Trump.
The trials tentatively slated to begin the first week of February, but now that it is reported that votes to impeach President Trump just are not there.
The letter requests that a full accounting and detailed assessment is given to legislators over “the ongoing threats to the Capitol, justification of the decision for significant troop presence through mid-March.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with other Republican governors, has ordered back Florida’s national guardsmen after it was widely reported that troops were force to sleep in a parking garage.