“We have fully activated the D.C. National Guard to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the situation. We are prepared to provide additional support as necessary and appropriate as requested by local authorities. Our people are sworn to defend the constitution and our democratic form of government and they will act accordingly,” Miller added.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany disputed that report though, saying President Trump ultimately made the decision to deploy the National Guard.



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