MINNEAPOLIS – About 850 members of the Minnesota Nationwide Guard are among the many 25,000 troops arriving in Washington from throughout the nation for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.
The variety of members of the guard is no less than two and a half instances the variety of earlier inaugurals.
Earlier than this yr, states rotated sending Nationwide Guard troopers to inaugurations. Fewer than 10 from Minnesota attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump and about 350 attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.
The FBI is investigating all Nationwide Guard troops arriving in Washington for Biden’s inauguration. US protection officers say they’re involved about an inner assault or different risk from service members concerned within the safety of the occasion.
The huge investigation course of displays the extraordinary safety considerations which have adopted the lethal January 6 rebellion in the USA Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.