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DeSantis recalls Florida National Guard troops from Capitol – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) – Gov. Ron DeSantis says he has ordered Florida National Guard troops to return home from Washington, D.C.

DeSantis said he made the order Thursday night.

As many as 25,000 National Guard troops were called to the Capitol to secure the area ahead of the inauguration.

This also comes after reports that thousands of National Guard troops were moved from inside the Capitol Complex to a parking garage.

Lawmakers voiced their outrage at the act and ultimately, the troops were allowed back inside the building.

“These folks are soldiers are soldiers, they’ve served our country, all around the world, they’ve served our State of Florida after natural disasters, they’re serving right now helping with vaccinating senior citizens,” DeSantis said. “This is a half-cocked mission at this point, and I think the appropriate thing is to bring them home.”

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