On January 5, Mark Meadows was confident that the National Guard would be at the Capitol to protect “pro Trump people”.
Obviously they were expecting a counter protest of some sort. Trump alluded to it in a series of tweets, but the counter protest never materialized. In Donald Trump’s maggot-filled brain, though, Antifa would be there to challenge his supporters.
So let me get this straight-the Guard would have shown up to stop a clash of left/right protestors, but when the Capitol Police called for backup as unrest grew, the Guard demurred, worried about the “optics” of uniformed soldiers at the Capitol.
What higher ups were making these interesting decisions about what roles the Guard could play as the events of January 6 unfolded? We know they had a contingency force ready. But who and what they went to defend seemed to be a case of pick and choose. This can only mean that someone, perhaps several people in the Army/National Guard chain of command chose not to do his duty, or just plain fucked up. Colonel Earl Matthews alleges that Charles Flynn and Walter Piatt told William Walker of the Guard to stand by until then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and then-acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller were apprised of the situation. Ryan McCarthy, however, was unreachable.
So-Guard for me, but not for thee. Our military should be above reproach but I’m starting to worry that we’re not looking at incompetence, we’re looking at traitors wearing uniforms.