The FBI is screening approximately 25,000 National Guard service members that are being sent to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration. The National Guard Bureau is taking extra precautions on Inauguration Day. As security is being vetted for the ceremony, two members of the Army National Guard were discovered to have ties with far-right extremist groups. Both members have been removed according to KVUE. The FBI is screening about 25,000 National Guard service members that are being sent to Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration. When The Associated Press asked for further details about the members and the discovery, the National Guard Bureau responded by referring questions to the Secret Service saying, “We do not discuss the process nor the outcome of the vetting process for military members supporting the inauguration.” The Secret Service did not respond on the matter. An Army official confirmed there were no discoveries of a plot against President-elect Joe Biden but did not confirm what fringe group or unit the guards belonged to. Heightened security measures are being taken after pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Jan, 6. There have also been reports that police officers and GOP members participated in the deadly riot.
via yahoo: Twelve National Guardsmen removed from inauguration over alt-right ties