NM Capitol fenced off ahead of Legislature, NM National Guard troops sent to DC for Inauguration

On Wednesday, it was reported that New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen were deployed to Washington, D.C. to act as security during the January 20th Inauguration. They reportedly will be among the 15,000 other troops from other states deployed for the event. “They will assist in areas like security, communications, and medical evaluation,” one report writes. 

“I am grateful to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for authorizing the New Mexico National Guard to work on this mission,” said Lujan Grisham-appointed Maj. Gen. Ken Nava, the Adjutant General of New Mexico. “This mission provides our Soldiers and Airmen the great opportunity to work and experience our democracy at work as they assist with a peaceful transition of power.”

Gov. Lujan Grisham faced harsh criticism early in her term as governor when she removed National Guard troops from the Southern Border helping in various capacities to assist federal authorities with securing the perimeter and administrative work. She called their presence there a “charade.” 

According to one National Guardsman who declined to give the Piñon Post his name in fear of retribution, he said that he was ordered to report Tuesday night to his base on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to be sent off for his post in Washington, D.C.

The move to lock down the Nation’s Capitol comes after alleged Antifa and fringe groups led the charge to breach the poorly secured U.S. Capitol during President Donald Trump’s January 6th speech. During the speech, the President told his supporters to march to Congress and peacefully protest the stolen election. 

Trump said at the event, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” 

Now leftists are using the breach as an excuse to haul off tens of thousands of Army National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. to “protect” the Nation’s Capitol from the American people.

In similar form, at the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe, a large fence has been erected around the perimeter of the building, shutting the public out ahead of the 55th Legislative Session set to convene on January 19th, one day before the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. The entire 2021 Legislature will be 100% virtual, meaning no public is allowed in the building. Speaker Brian Egolf cites “COVID-19” as the reason for this.  

It is unclear if there are any formal protests being organized on January 20th or the days running up to the inauguration in New Mexico, but the liberal media outlets are sure to be looking for rambunctious behavior from Trump supporters to attempt to damage the conservative movement, so peace is key.

President Trump said last night in a video statement, “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect Law Enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement, you are attacking it and you are attacking our country.”

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