Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will not send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., again if they are “disrespected” with a vetting process similar to the one ahead of the inauguration.
“This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Abbott tweeted, linking to an article about the Pentagon vowing to vet National Guard troops for extremist ties before Wednesday’s inauguration proceedings for President-elect Joe Biden.
“No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard,” he continued. “I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC. I’ll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.”