The long-term commitment of state National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., has led to financial strain and frustration from state leaders and National Guard officials.
More than 60 people were arrested on Wednesday night, according to the head of Minnesota State Patrol.
"It's been politicized like we've never seen before," he said in a video released Friday. "They're literally attacking American civilians."
"With all this razor wire around the complex, it reminds me of my last visit to Kabul. This is the Capitol of the United States of America," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the building's security walls.
The Pentagon approved National Guard troops' extended deployment in Washington, D.C., earlier this week.
Some 2,300 troops will remain in the capital until at least May 23, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
The U.S. Capitol Police submitted a formal request to the Department of Defense earlier this month, asking for an extension of National Guard troops' placement in Washington, D.C.
More than 25,000 members of the National Guard were deployed to the city following the deadly Capitol riot.
The National Guard didn't test its 25,000 members deployed to the Capitol for COVID-19, nor have the members been observing CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronoavirus.
Photos and videos on social media show National Guardsmen lying on the floors of a parking garage.
Thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to Washington, D.C. to provide extra security for the inauguration.
Before the January 6th insurrection, thousands of pages of reports never used the term "Trump supporters." The security forces couldn't conceive that thousands of white people, many dressed in military garb, could seek to overthrow their government.
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.