D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Demands D.C. National Guard Control Be Transferred From Trump to Herself

Brittany M. Hughes | January 7, 2021
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In a move as predictable as the sun rising each morning, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanded that Congress “immediately transfer command of the District of Columbia National Guard from the President of the United States and put it squarely under the control of the mayor of the District of Columbia,” following Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol by a contingent of angry Trump supporters. 

Because D.C. is a federal federal district as opposed to a state, the D.C. Army National Guard directly activated by the President of the United States, as opposed to being under the command of a state governor.

Bowser also repeated her push for Congress to put a bill granting Washington, D.C. statehood during President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office – a move that would all but guarantee Democrats another two far-left senators and several more congressmen and further skewing the balance of power in Democrats' favor.

The push to declare Washington, D.C. the 51st state, which Biden has openly backed on Twitter, is more likely to pass now that Democrats control the White House and both Houses of Congress following the election of both Democrat senatorial candidates in Georgia.


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