(AmericanPoliticalDaily)- When you think of the most popular presidential candidate in history – which is what we’re meant to believe former Vice President Joe Biden is – an inauguration protected by tens of thousands of troops probably doesn’t come to mind.
You probably also don’t imagine an empty crowd with spectators replaced with flags, either.
But that’s what’s happening on Wednesday.
Disturbing footage published by MSNBC contributors Natasha Bertrand shows troops walking around Washington, D.C., where Biden will be inaugurated. The footage also shows empty streets and police cars.
Three days to Inauguration… (feat. Wally) pic.twitter.com/xe8epYwasu
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) January 17, 2021
But Biden won the most votes of any presidential candidate in history, they say.
According to the National Guard website, as many as 25,000 members of the guard will be in attendance at the inauguration, with members taken from all50 states. It comes after the FBI claimed they had seen a disturbing amount of “chatter” about protests – violent or otherwise – coming from all over the country.
Joe Biden also demanded in recent days that every member of the National Guard at the inauguration be investigated to find out if they support President Donald Trump and the Republicans, claiming without evidence that there was a threat to his life.
Defense officials tell AP they fear possible inside attack at inauguration and are having National Guard troops in DC vetted. https://t.co/8CMrpw8DlK
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 18, 2021
Yes, really. That happened. The investigation resulted in a dozen guard troops being pulled from inauguration duties. A spokesman from the Pentagon said that the vetting process found some members of the guard having potential ties to “right-wing extremism”. One member was removed after they received a tip to a tip line, though no information was provided to suggest the tip was even legitimate.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy also said that commanders have been warned to look for “problems” as the inauguration draws near, but confirmed that they have seen no evidence of threats.
Joe Biden’s inauguration looks to be the most bizarre and depressing in history.