Gov. DeSantis orders Florida National Guard to return home from U.S. Capitol


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered the Florida National Guard soldiers stationed at the U.S. Capitol to return home.

Gov. DeSantis said he ordered Florida’s Adjutant General to bring the soldiers home Thursday night.

The announcement comes after POLITICO, who first broke the news, Washington Post and CNN reported that thousands of National Guard troops were forced to vacate congressional office buildings at the Capitol on Thursday, the order from Capitol Police allegedly forcing them to rest in nearby parking structures.

Friday morning, Gov. DeSantis said he would be making a "major announcement" on Fox and Friends, though he opened his appearance by decrying the images of the National Guard members, saying they are soldiers and not "Nancy Pelosi's servants."    <READ MORE>