USA—Dozen National Guardsmen Removed From Inauguration After Background Checks

Cable News Network | 01/21/2021

Twelve National Guardsmen assigned to help protect the inauguration were sent home after background checks flagged potential issues, reports CNN. The Army Guard personnel were removed after the government introduced a vetting process in part to identify troops with potential ties to extremist groups following the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. Two were removed over inappropriate comments and texts in which they made threatening comments toward politicians, reported the New York Times. The...

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