WASHINGTON D.C- — Hundreds of National Guard members are holding inside the Capitol Visitor's Center Wednesday to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington.
President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, with an afternoon vote expected in the House.
He faces a single charge, "incitement of insurrection," after telling a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, "fight like hell" against election results.
The subsequent attack on the U.S. Capitol turned deadly and delayed finalizing Democrat Joe Biden's election victory.
Security is exceptionally tight at the Capitol, beefed up by armed National Guard troops, with secure perimeters set up and metal-detector screenings required for lawmakers entering the House chamber.
A small number of Republicans are supporting impeachment along with the Democrats.
I'm told there are about 3,000 total national guard troops sheltering in the Capitol right right now. Had to stay here overnight because there was nowhere to put all 15,000 troops being brought into DC for inauguration from various state national guards (eg New York sent 1,000) pic.twitter.com/okRAQozo7U— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) January 13, 2021