Cuomo Sending NY National Guard Troops To Washington

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) FILE: Governor Andrew Cuomo with New York’s National Guard at a March 2020 briefing. Image by NYS Governor’s Office / flickr.com.ALBANY (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 said Wednesday after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol.Cuomo, a Democrat, said 1,000 troops would be sent for up to two weeks, at the request of U.S. National Guard officials.“For 244 years, the cornerstone of our democracy has been the peaceful transfer of power, and New York stands ready to help ensure the will of the American people is carried out, safely and decisively,” Cuomo said in a statement.The president’s supporters incited chaos in a protest over a transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. last_img

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