National Guard Soldiers Unload Cots at US Capitol After Troops Seen Sleeping on Ground

Soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard unloaded cots at the Capitol in Washington on January 16, after images of personnel sleeping on the floor spurred Congressional members to request better resources for the troops.

Two Democratic House members, Betty McCollum and Rosa DeLauro, sent a request to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on January 14 for “cots and other equipment” to be distributed to troops stationed at the Capitol “so they can get the rest they need” as they support the security of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful