Gov. Lamont approves sending 100 Connecticut National Guard troops to Washington, DC
Gov. Ned Lamont
has approved sending 100
Connecticut National Guardsmen to Washington, D.C. to help with security for
President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Cpt. David Pytlik
says the troops duties will range from traffic control to finding potential
He says that their
goal is to make sure that political institutions aren't challenged like they
were during last week's riots on the U.S. Capitol.
guardsmen that go down there will never forget," Pytlik says.
Connecticut is one
of 43 states expected to provide National
Guard support for the inauguration.