Gov. Sununu Orders Immediate Return Of All NH National Guard Troops

CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered Friday morning the immediate return of all New Hampshire National Guard troops from Washington D.C.

This comes after reports that National Guard troops had to sleep in a garage after President Joe Biden’s Inauguration.

In a tweet, Gov. Sununu said the members “did an outstanding job serving our nation’s capital in a time of strife and show be graciously praised, not subject to substandard conditions.”

The New York Times reports the troops were moved to the garage Thursday afternoon after being asked by the Capitol Police because of a higher amount of foot traffic.

The move sparked outrage from some lawmakers, including N.H. Sen. Maggie Hassan, who tweeted “After working day and night to defend our democracy, this situation is unacceptable.”

Sen. Hassan went on to tweet "I proud to welcome any National Guard member in need of a place to rest to stay in my office, Hart Senate Office 324."

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(Photo: National Guard service member during the inauguration of President Joe Biden/ Getty Images)

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