Transcript for Outrage after National Guard troops unexpectedly forced out of the Capitol
We're going to learn more after the images causing outrage after 25,000 National Guard troops came to the capitol to protect the inauguration, many were then ordered out of the look at these images. Hundreds of National Guard members seen getting rest, many on the floor of a nearby parking garage. Lay-ups on both sides fierce tonight, and I gather many of you at home as well. Who made the decision and why? Here's Rachel Scott tonight. Reporter: Tonight, outrage in Washington after images like these -- members of the national Guard were forced out of the capitol. They've been defending for weeks and ordered to rest in parking garages. Images like these show troops lying on concrete floors as the temperatures dropped. It breaks your heart. Reporter: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were furious. Some offered up their offices. Hours later, that order was reversed and troops were allowed back inside. Did you have a warm place to sleep last night? Yes. Reporter: It's still unclear who gave the direction. The National Guard and capitol police issue a joint statement saying they are working together to ensure troops are appropriate spaces for offduty breaks and others being house in the hotel rooms. Today, first lady Dr. Jill Biden making a surprise visit to capitol, passing out cookies and thanking troops. I just wanted to come today to say thank you to all of you for keeping me and my family safe. Reporter: And David, still unclear tonight who made that call to move the troops out of the United States capitol and into that parking garage. We know the National Guard, the D.C. Capitol police as well as lawmakers are looking into this tonight. Members of congress also raising some concerns about covid-19 you saw the troops packed tightly together. We are learning more than 150 tested positive for covid-19, and the military presence not going away. We are also learning that 7,000 members of the National Guard could be here in the nation's capital until March. Rachel, thank you. You heard Rachel mention the
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