DeSantis Defies Pentagon Order For National Guard Troops To Protect Capitol During Biden’s SOTU Speech

Newsweek reports:

As President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address approaches, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will not be sending state National Guard troops to Washington, D.C.

In a tweet published on February 28, DeSantis said that he rejected a request made by Biden to send state National Guard troops to the region. This rejection comes as the so-called People’s Convoy approaches its target, the District of Columbia.

Newsweek previously reported that around two dozen convoys are expected to arrive in the region on March 1, the same day as Biden’s State of the Union address.

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