2 Democratic House members sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Thursday, asking him to offer cots to members of the National Guard released at the U.S. Capitol so they don’t have to sleep on the floor.

The letter comes shortly after pictures and videos flowed throughout social media revealing members of the National Guard sleeping on the floorings of the Capitol.

In a tweet posted with a screenshot of the letter, McCollum composed: “After seeing images of National Guard troops sleeping on the floor of the Capitol, @RosaDeLauro & I wrote to the Army Secretary to ask for cots & other equipment so they can get the rest they need.

Newsweek was directed to McCollum’s tweet after reaching out to her workplace for comment.

DeLauro published a comparable tweet in which she composed: “Thus many, I was disappointed to see them resting on the marble floors. We must guarantee they are comfortable as they secure our democracy.”

I share @BettyMcCollum04’s appreciation for the National Guard members securing our Capitol. Thus lots of, I was dissatisfied to see them resting on the marble floors. We need to ensure they are comfy as they safeguard our democracy. https://t.co/FzodO4DMrZ

— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) January 14, 2021

Approximately 15,000 National Guardsmen were released to the city previously this week.

In action to the photos revealing members of the National Guard sleeping on the Capitol flooring, the D.C. National Guard explained in a statement on Wednesday: “The U.S. Capitol Police designated rest locations for National Guardsmen when they are on responsibility and between shifts.

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Members of the National Guard rest in the Visitor Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has actually been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Governmental inauguration.
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” Our security workers resolve stations in order to remain sharp and vigilant, and rest when they can while others stand watch,” it added.

Newsweek reached out to the Army’s press workplace for a remark from McCarthy, however did not get an action in time for publication.



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