D.C. residents have noticed a seeming uptick in the number of men in uniform on Tinder ahead of Wednesday's Inauguration ceremony.
Officials fear that some of the people assigned to protect Washington may pose a threat to Joe Biden or other inauguration attendees.
Donald Trump has refused to invite President-elect Joe Biden to the White House ahead of the January 20 inauguration.
From California to Michigan, dozens of states will be bolstering security, including some declaring states of emergency and summoning the National Guard.
"We're continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation," one official said.
"We're continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation," Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.
The vehicle was stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, on Friday.
"I've been speaking to the different officials around that have responsibility, and you'll never see that happen what you saw happen Wednesday [January 6]," the West Virginia senator said.
Officials in many states have announced that capitol buildings will be closed and security measures will be boosted during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week over fears that far-right extremists, fueled by false claims that the election was "stolen," could be planning violence.
The vice president told the troops to have a "safe inauguration" and thanked them for their service.
The California Highway Patrol and Department of General Services have also installed a 6-foot chain link fence around the perimeter of the State Capitol in Sacramento.
The letter by the congressional members comes shortly after photos circulated on social media showing National Guard members sleeping on the floors of the Capitol in the wake of the deadly riot.
The "Chromatica" singer has been a vocal supporter of the Democrats and campaigned for a Biden-Harris victory in 2020.
Photos of Guardsmen sleeping on floors have circulated on social media, as one mother wants to let others know about the experience facing the men and women working to keep the city secure.
Some 20,000 troops will be deployed to Washington, D.C. next week to protect the ceremony, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said, "I think you can expect to see somewhere, upwards beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that will be here in the footprint of the District of Columbia."
National Guard members from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland were sent to the nation's capital to stop any more potential violence.
Minnesota governor Tim Walz said the public should expect "an appropriate presence of folks there to ensure that there's peaceful gatherings" at the state Capitol.
After President Trump claimed he directed the National Guard for immediate deployment after the Capitol Building raid, several reports point to Vice President Pence as the lead White House orchestrater.
"There is no established system to employ the military if the president himself is the instigator of an insurrection," an official told Newsweek.
At one point, he told police officers: "You open the door for them and let them breach the people's house."
The law enforcement and security people responsible for maintaining order in D.C. weren't ready, weren't properly organized and weren't impartial.
"All Americans should be outraged by this attack on our nation's Capitol," Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted. "This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy. I will not stand for this, and neither should any American."
Pro-Trump demonstrations are in Washington this week to protest Georgia's run-off election and the congressional meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.
The National Guard has been deployed to the region as extra workers are being recruited at a morgue overrun by COVID-19 deaths.
Deployed to support state officials with Election Day duties, the Guard could also be called on to help local and state police deal with any post-election unrest.
Members of Wisconsin's National Guard are expected to function as poll workers on Election Day, but other states are preparing for demonstrations and the hacking of computerized election systems.
The Texas Guard said Monday that 1,000 troops have been ordered to these five cities ahead of the election, but wasn't given a particular reason why.
The four crew members on duty in Butte County were treated for injuries to their legs as well as heat exhaustion.
"That's a very positive thing," President Donald Trump said of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's decision to bring on National Guard units during protests in Louisville, Kentucky.