"The very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president."
By Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams
Originally published by Common Dreams under a Creative Commons license
Photos courtesy of the National Guard
January 18, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) - Federal authorities are heavily vetting the tens of thousands of National Guard troops that are heading to Washington, D.C. from around the nation to help secure President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, additional screening reportedly prompted by fears of a possible "insider attack" on the event by right-wing extremists among the soldiers' ranks.