WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help quell the Jan. 6 insurrection, National Guard troops were set to leave and turn over security of the area to Capitol Police.
Guard troops, their mission ending Sunday, were expected to be leaving on Monday, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to discuss the plan by name and requested anonymity.
The Pentagon announced earlier in the week that an extension of the Guard presence — 2,149 troops — had not been requested.
The planned departure came as Democrats and Republicans sparred over how to fund fortifications of the . . .