“On the day when former president Donald Trump’s most delusional supporters swore he would return to power — and the House suspended its business because of supposed threats to the U.S. Capitol — Washington looked on Thursday morning much the way it has for the past two months,” the Post wrote on Thursday.
“National Guard members armed with M4 rifles braced for rebellion that never came. Razor wire lined miles of steel fencing that went unbreached. Trump remained in Florida, where it was 70 degrees and sunny,” it continued.
“I really expected to see more Trump people or something,” one individual present was quoted as saying. “It’s weird how quiet it is today.”
The overreaction included the National Guard being asked to remain in Washington, DC, for another 60 days, as reported by Breitbart News.
Republican lawmakers have blasted the continued deployment, which to date has cost nearly $500 million in American taxpayer funds.