Earlier this week thousands of Guard troops were forced to relocate to a cold parking garage in D.C. after they protected our Capitol the last two weeks.
The decision naturally sparked mass outrage across the nation.
After seeing the troubling photos that went viral of the troops in the parking garage, several governors had enough and ordered the return of their National Guard to their states.
“I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter.
Well now lawmakers have stepped in to intervene, and it was just revealed that the troops will be moved back out of the cold Washington D.C. parking garage.
National Guard troops were allowed back into the Capitol to rest after some had been moved to a nearby parking garage, officials said.
Senators expressed outrage Thursday evening after Politico reported that Capitol Police had asked the troops to move their rest area and some ended up in the garage at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building adjacent to Union Station, just outside the Capitol grounds.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, said that by 10:30 p.m., Capitol Police had apologized to the Guard personnel, who had been allowed back into the complex Thursday night.via NBC
With the troops being moved out of the garage, lawmakers are now looking for answers on how this could have possibly happened.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., tweeted, “This is absolutely unacceptable and despicable treatment of our brave and dedicated National Guard who answered the call to serve. We need to demand answers now and this needs to be fixed immediately.”
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., lashed out against the treatment of the National Guard troops, calling it “outrageous, shameful, and incredibly disrespectful.”
“We need it fixed and we need answers on how it happened,” she tweeted.
Our troops deserve better than the treatment they received in D.C. this week, hopefully they will get to the bottom of this soon.