Gov. DeSantis orders Florida National Guard troops home from ‘half-cocked mission’

by | Jan 22, 2021


Governor Ron DeSantis is bringing Florida National Guard troops home after thousands were forced to vacate the Capitol building.

Late Thursday, the Governor ordered the soldiers home in response to nearly 25,000 National Guard troops, who protected the Capitol during President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, being banished out of the building and stuffed into parking garages. National Guard soldiers were reportedly told by officials they could not rest in the U.S. Capitol Complex, including places like the cafeteria of a Senate office building — despite the areas being designated as authorized rest areas.

“Last night, I ordered our Adjutant General to bring Florida National Guard soldiers home from the National Capital Region,” DeSantis announced on Twitter early Friday morning.

The announcement comes as POLITICO and the Washington Post reported that thousands of National Guard troops were removed from congressional office buildings at the Capitol and told to rest in a nearby garage with insufficient seating, limited bathrooms, and only one electrical outlet.

Photos of the troops sparked outrage from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with many tweeting their concerns over the situation. The pictures and subsequent call for answers from legislators resulted in the guardsmen being let back into facilities.

Despite officials attempting to remedy the situation, DeSantis swiftly made the decision to bring Florida’s finest home, condemning their mistreatment and labeling it a “half-cocked mission” that no longer served a purpose.

“They’re soldiers, they’re not Nacy Pelosi‘s servants,” DeSantis told Fox and Friends Friday morning. “This is a half-cocked mission at this point and the appropriate thing is to bring them home.”

DeSantis’ decision comes days after thousands of National Guard troops, many from the Sunshine State, were called to DC from all 50 states because of heightened security concerns around President Biden’s inauguration.

5 Comments

  1. Ponder Infinity

    They ought to be ashamed of themselves for allowing a communist cheat his way to the white house. They had one job, defend the constitution and they failed.

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  2. Clara Sommerkamp

    Thanks for the truth. Ihe truth. So refreshing!

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  3. William Laue

    Ya know, Moses was given the tablets with the 10 commandments for us to live by.
    They were not Suggestions!

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  4. Ofelia

    I believe that they did what they were told to do. Don’t rush into conclusions, we don’t have the complete story. I thank the National Guard for their service 🙏🏻

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  5. zionists-suck

    These guardsmen are traitors who oversaw a CCP installed coup

    Shame on them all

    The parking garages were too good for those oathbreaking freeloaders

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