Carney authorizes National Guard DC deployment; Carper urges Trump to resign

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"We are prepared to provide additional support as necessary and appropriate as requested by local authorities".

The New Jersey National Guard is preparing to head to Washington D.C. in the wake of the violent mob that stormed the Capitol building Wednesday to remain through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Gowen said during an interview with Pentagon reporters. "We have 1,100 personnel that are convening at the armory as we speak".

One of Big Tech's prominent critics in Washington called on telecom and social media companies to preserve digital evidence from this week's pro-Trump riots on the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead.

Harty said the citizen soldiers would respond "just like they've done since the 1600s".

At least a dozen people from Pennsylvania were arrested, mostly for curfew violations, during the unrest that erupted Wednesday as Congress was meeting to ratify the Electoral College results, according to police in D.C.

The mob violence was condemned by both former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford and former Defense Secretary James Mattis, both of whom served under Trump.

Guard troops are also en route from Virginia, according to Gov. Ralph Northam.

He said an unexplained denial of approval for the Maryland National Guard to move into DC delayed attempts to support Metro Police. House and Senate members were evacuated to safer quarters. A year into the conflict between the United States and the British Empire, American troops set fire to a capital in colonial Canada.

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The shift comes after the Defense Department carved out a narrow role ahead of a protest of President Donald Trump's election loss on Wednesday.

At 3:19 p.m., McCarthy called congressional leadership to update them.

"We have to have peace". A livid D.C. Police Metropolitan Chief Robert Contee demanded three times, "Are you denying the request?" the Times reports, and Piatt said no, but he needed approval from up the chain of command.

After the day's calamities had calmed and the failed, fractured law enforcement response became more clear, Mayor Bowser told a Thursday press conference to "get DC statehood on the president's desk within the first 100 days of the 117th Congress".

Rioters stormed the Capitol building, forcing shelter-in-place and evacuation of lawmakers as they were going through the process of certifying the vote.

The Air Force said Babbitt, who separated from active duty service with the rank of Senior Airman, and served as a Security Forces team controller at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Tex. from 2004 to 2008.

NBC News correspondent Garrett Haake confirmed that at the time, the Department of Defense had "not yet approved change-of-mission for the D.C. guard".

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