Members of the National Guard have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after a slate of lawmakers voiced their outrage at guardsmen being banished to a parking garage as a rest area, a guardsman told CNN.

The Guard will now be allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center, the guardsman said.

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the US Capitol Complex, including areas like the cafeteria of a Senate office building, as a rest area, multiple Guardsmen told CNN.

Prior to Thursday morning, several areas throughout the Capitol Complex were designated as authorized rest areas where members of the Guard could take breaks from their shifts protecting Capitol. By Thursday morning, all those areas had been cleared out and their designations removed, the Guardsmen said.

"We honestly just feel betrayed," one guardsman told CNN earlier Thursday, noting that a day before, congressmen had come by for photos with the different National Guards units that came to Washington to support security around the inauguration. "After everything went seamlessly, we were deemed useless and banished to a corner of a parking garage."

News of the guardsmen's situation, which was first reported by Politico, drew swift outrage from lawmakers who tweeted their concern over the situation.

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, wrote, "Very upset by this story but I have been in touch with the Utah National Guard and they are taken care of. My staff and I are investigating what happened here and will continue working to fix this situation."

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, tweeted, "Just made a number of calls and have been informed Capitol Police have apologized to the Guardsmen and they will be allowed back into the complex tonight. I'll keep checking to make sure they are."

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  • Never fear Trump is here! When he found out about this he put them up at his motel along with the police. There were pictures on Facebook that showed them in the lap of luxury there.

  • So this is how they treat people who have been called in to protect the Traitor huh?  I suppose it was Muriel BowWow (I shouldn't do that - that's a slam on dogs and they are certainly better than she is.  Probably could govern better also).

  • There is no more shock over the antics of the spoiled brat government. There is no news, so quit trying. There is only subjugation. 

  • This is what happens in far left regimes all over the world. It is tyranny. When will we the people rise up?

  • You'd think ALL military troops would be Totally Against these Treasonous Maggots who hate them! These men & women took an OATH To Uphold the U.S. Constition & they have done NOTHING to Stop The Treasous COUP against the Best President the U.S.A. has EVER had! Are they All part of the Deep State & converting America to Communism? Next Bin Hiden will want to disban our Military & let the CCP rule this Republic! As a Marine I fought the Communist Chinese in Vietnam & sadly- it looks like we have to do it again here at home! WTF has happened to this Country?????????SEMPER FI! Every Patriot should encourage President Trump to start his own media chat site online! He could make billions & we could support the businesses who place ads on his site! Screw the Commie sites Like In Bed, Bath with Commies & Kohls', etc. 

    • Agree, keep a list of all companies that were happy to throw Trump people away, like us deplorable: Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, Amazon, Pepsi, and social media giants. Weren't they all the ones that never shut down, while small local merchants and restaurants had to close? Please stop buying from them, encourage your family and friends to either stop buying or buy less from these that take YOU for granted. They prefer China and the illegals over you the legal citizens of the USA! 

    • %100 AGREE!


  • Typically democratic. They use the military until they don't need them and then toss them aside. Despicable. They need to stand up to these traitors.

    • You are 100% Correct!!

    • Same as they do to black Americans, and the rest of the minorities.  Now they are ruining the jobs of ALL Americans by opening the boarders!  This must be stopped fast! But we cannot depend on the rinos in congress!


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