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The National Guard should be allowed to be sent out by D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recalls White House trying to take over her police department. Bowser: “I was concerned that we would have a riot in the District”. The episode is remarkable for many reasons, not the least of which is Donald Trump’s inclination toward federalism. D.C. lacks the authority to call out its own National Guard, a procedural indignity that hobbled response to Jan. 6 riots.

Mayor of D.C.: You’re seeing what I’m seeing. Your Capitol is being overrun Pentagon officials conference-called their way to delay National Guard arrival.