From the military site Defense One:
The roughly 25,000 National Guardsmen deployed to the U.S. capital to ensure President-elect Joe Biden is able to be sworn in peacefully went through an additional background check to weed out any whiff of domestic extremism.
“For this deployment everybody is screened additionally, but it’s more of a reassurance, because we do everything we can do know our Guardsmen, our soldiers and airmen,” Major General William Walker said.
A spokesman for D.C. Guard declined to say how many Guardsmen were rejected for the deployment during the screening process, citing operational security.
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Exclusive: I spoke today to MG William Walker, the commander of the DC Guard and all 25K Guardsmen currently in DC to safeguard the inauguration of President-elect Biden.
All 25K went through an additional background check to screen for extremism, he said.https://t.co/CyKYkRv4oT
— Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) January 16, 2021