Cooper mobilizes National Guard for duty in D.C,, N.C. :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper mobilized hundreds of members of the North Carolina National Guards to provide security in the coming days in the Tar Heel State and in the nation’s capital.
About 350 guardsmen will serve, beginning this weekend, in support of local law enforcement in North Carolina. Another 200 will be sent to Washington, D.C., to serve prior to and during the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20.
“Ongoing security concerns in Washington, D.C., and state capitals around the nation following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol must be taken seriously, and I will deploy necessary resources to keep North Carolinians safe,” Cooper said.
At least 10,000 National Guard troops will be in Washington, D.C.,…