The NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports that incoming National Guard soldiers will not be conducting law enforcement, but instead protecting property, including the U.S. Capitol, to allow D.C. police to do their jobs.
Senior Army and Department of Defense officials say there was no refusal to deploy the National Guard, but admit there was a “clarification” requested after D.C.’s initial request in the afternoon, which caused some delay.
An early look at the numbers states are sending:
DE, PA: Unknown
NJ: 50 state troopers