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Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Mass National Guard Deployment During Inauguration Was ‘Overkill’

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Mass National Guard Deployment During Inauguration Was ‘Overkill’

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) has called the deployment of tens of thousands of National Guard troops on inauguration day hypocrisy and “overkill.” Democrat-turned-Republican Van Drew, who serves as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Newsmax on Saturday that he thought it was hypocritical of Democrats to send tens of thousands of National Guard troops to defend President Joe Biden’s inauguration when they thought it was unnecessary to deploy the same troops to protect public safety in several cities attacked by rioters over the summer. “We didn’t need as many National Guard as we had in D.C.,” Van Drew said. “It looked like, literally, you were getting sworn in in Venezuela, as opposed to the United States of America. It was pretty crazy, and it was overkill.” “Back then, they didn’t want any to come in, it would look to militaristic,” he said of the situations in Democrat-run …

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