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Cuomo sending members of New York National Guard to D.C.

DC National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after a day of rioting protesters. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Members of New York’s National Guard are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help “the peaceful transition of presidential power.”

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 11:52 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Members of New York’s National Guard are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help “the peaceful transition of presidential power.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 1,000 troops will be sent for up to two weeks, at the request of U.S. National Guard officials. It comes after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

The president’s supporters incited chaos in a protest over a transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

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