Gov. Greg Abbott is furious with the Department of Defense and FBI overe the vetting of more than 1,000 Texas National Guard members sent to Washington, DC to help secure the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Gov. Abbott called the guard members, “disrespected,” and said he may never send them to DC again.
Authorities are doing extra vetting out of concern for a possible insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing the inauguration.
“This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Gov. Abbott tweeted Monday, Jan. 18. “No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC. I’ll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.”:
Moments later, Fredo proclaimed “we must be suspicious” of our National Guard troops stationed in DC “to ensure that none will turn on their country and pose an insider threat. We used to have to do that in Iraq, by the way.”
Bashing the troops. This is CNN. pic.twitter.com/alA3RNjLU4
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 19, 2021
That’s insane, fellas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott authorized the deployment of 1,000 National Guard units to the city but was appalled by the pervasive character assassination campaign that’s unfolding in the media against our troops.
This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard.
No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard
I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC.
I’ll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.https://t.co/STZDMz7PGm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 19, 2021
Here’s what was said on this anti-GOP network earlier yesterday:
*Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties* just stating w/out a tiny shred of evidence that our guardsmen cld be a threat to us since some of them presumably voting for the Republican ticket.
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) January 18, 2021
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