Gov. John Carney approved the deployment of the Delaware National Guard to Washington, D.C.
“After conversations with DC authorities, I am deploying members of the Delaware National Guard to Washington to support law enforcement and ongoing security efforts after the breach of the Capitol. Join me in thanking members of the Delaware National Guard- and all of our first responders – for their service to our state and country,” Carney stated.
Stars and Stripesreported that Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating National Guard members from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days. The goal was to secure the area in the time leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Fellow governors in Maryland and Virginia yesterday ordered State Police and Guard members to the district at the request of the mayor after a mob briefly occupied the U.S. Capitol. House and Senate members were evacuated to safer quarters.
One person was killed by gunfire in the incident that came after President Donald Trump urged protesters to march to the capitol building.
Following the occupation, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, the senior member of the Delaware Congressional Delegation called for President Donald Trump to resign, Delaware Public Media
Early today, Trump acknowledged he had lost the election and said a peaceful transition of power would take place. The previous day, he asked the mob to leave the capitol, but continued to insist that the election of former Vice President and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joe Biden was “stolen.”