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DC Mayor’s Treatment of National Guard Troops Called ‘Shameful, Petty’




This past Friday, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C., ordered National Guard troops, who were in the nation’s capital to quell civil unrest and looting, out of their hotel rooms. The move drew a sharp rebuke from a senator whose home state sent some of those troops.

Bowser reportedly planned to evict 1,200 National Guard troops from their hotel rooms. That included 200 guardsmen from Utah, who were reportedly staying at a Marriott hotel near downtown Washington. 

“Evicting Utah National Guard personnel from their hotels after a late-night shift risking their lives to protect Washington is a shameful, petty, discrediting decision by Mayor Bowser,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in a public statement. 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., also criticized the Democratic mayor.



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  1. Wrong. The mayor said that Washington, D.C., wouldn’t pay for something that had not been requested or wanted. When that was made clear, the National Guard decided to move immediately to a less expensive hotel once they had to foot the Marriot bill.