Gov. Northam extends Va. National Guard deployment through Inauguration Day

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Members of the DC National Guard walk past the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2020, one day after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that members of the Virginia National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C. through Inauguration Day at the earliest.

As written in Northam’s tweet from Thursday, Jan. 7, based on discussions with Virginia’s emergency teams and officials in Washington, D.C., the Virginia National Guard’s deployment will be extended through at least Jan. 20.

Northam says the Virginia State Police will also “remain on the ground.”

“We will be there until President-Elect Biden is officially sworn in,” the governor tweeted.

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