More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

Biden and Harris are still expected to take their oaths of office outside

By: - January 15, 2021 1:46 pm

In this photo from July 2018, the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Louisiana National Guard trains at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Guardsman from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three territories are being dispatched to the national’s capital to guard against potential violence during Joe Biden’s inauguration as president and Kamala Harris’ inauguration as Vice President. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.