The National Guard has withdrawn this Tuesday 12 agents who were going to serve in the inauguration of the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, alleging “questionable behavior,” according to the head of the body, General Daniel Hokanson.
Specifically, ten of them have been removed from the ceremony, which will take place this Wednesday, for “questionable behavior”, accredited in the veto process that the agents had to overcome before the appointment. The other two for commenting or writing “inappropriate” text, but no additional details have been provided about them.
“I am not worried because of a large part of our body, 25,000, we have identified 12,” said Hokanson, although he stressed that the body seeks to ensure that it does the “correct” thing, as reported by the television network CNN .
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Department of Defense, Jonathan Hoffman, has reiterated that the process of vetoing the agents continues, although he has stressed that much of the information found in it “is not related to the events recorded in the Capitol or to the many people’s concerns about extremism. “
As he has argued, the vetoes seek to “identify any questionable behavior” by agents “in the past” or “any potential link to questionable behavior.” “It is not only related to extremism”, he has riveted.
The US authorities have stepped up security measures in the Capitol ahead of Biden’s inauguration to prevent episodes like the one experienced on January 6, when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the facilities of the building, which houses the two chambers. of the US Congress, during the certification of the victory of the Democrat in the elections of November 3.