DeSantis Rejects Biden Administration Request For National Guard During State Of The Union

Governor Ron DeSantis rejected a request by the Biden administration for members of the Florida National Guard to be deployed to the nation’s capital for the President’s State of the Union address.

DeSantis tweeted Monday that the request had been made last week.

“Biden administration requested assistance from the State National Guards last week to help them deploy to Washington D.C.,” he wrote.

“I have rejected this request — there will be no [Florida National Guard] sent to D.C. for Biden’s State of the Union,” DeSantis added.

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DeSantis Says No

DeSantis’ claim that he is rejecting a request to have state National Guard troops serving during the State of the Union address comes as Capitol Police have been fortifying the area in a scene similar to the aftermath of the January 6 riot and Biden’s inauguration. 

Officials reinstalled fencing around the U.S. Capitol ahead of Biden’s speech, as American truckers reportedly began their own ‘freedom convoy’ to Washington.

“Steel fencing circles the Capitol once more amid fears that a convoy of US truckers will cause major traffic build up and engage in protests against pandemic restrictions as Biden gives his address,” the Daily Mail reports.

Can’t have freedom-loving truckers become an eyesore for the President.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger released a statement about all precautions being taken.

“In light of the upcoming State of the Union Address, and the possibility of demonstrations in the next couple of weeks a plan has been approved to put up the inner-perimeter fence around the Capitol building for the State of the Union Address,” he said.

According to the Daily Mail, Manger also requested National Guardsmen. To disrupt the traffic caused by protesters, barricades were also strategically placed.

After the January 6 riot, the Capitol complex was fortified for months with thousands of National Guard troops, surrounded by razor wire fencing, and locked down with manned checkpoints.

If the scene is duplicated, the National Guard troops won’t be any sent from Florida, if Governor DeSantis has his way. 

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Fortifying the Capitol

Democrats play games at the Capitol again. The trucker convoy is treated as a menace and must be kept off the grounds.

Ruben Gallego, Democratic Representative suggested that officials seize the trucks of protestors and then sell them.

DeSantis has not only rejected efforts to send Florida’s National Guard to Capitol but also countered Democrats’ political games quite effectively.

The crowd at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) cheered when the Republican governor announced a plan to send illegal immigrants to President Biden’s home state of Delaware.

“Since I became governor, we banned sanctuary cities in the state of Florida,” DeSantis announced.

“And we are in the process of getting money from the state legislature so that if Biden is dumping illegal aliens into Florida from the southern border, I’m rerouting them to Delaware.”

DeSantis was not as effective in communicating his platform as Trump, but he came second in the CPAC straw poll that asked conservatives to vote for the GOP’s nominee in 2024.