United States National Guard
Law enforcement officials are contending not only with the potential for outside threats but also with rising concerns about an insider attack.
The two service members are connected to right-wing militia groups, according to officials. No plot against the president-elect was found.
The massive undertaking underscores fears that some of the very people assigned to protect Washington could threaten the incoming administration.
Some 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country were due in the District of Columbia in the coming days.
“Clearly we are in uncharted waters,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said after the “violent insurrection” at the Capitol.
Up to 15,000 troops are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C., amid threats of violence leading up to Inauguration Day.
With warnings of potential violence at the pro-Trump rally, the National Guard and FBI offered manpower and resources. The police turned them down.
The protests coincide with Wednesday’s congressional vote expected to certify the Electoral College results, which Trump continues to dispute.
Two protesters were killed in Kenosha because "citizens took matters into their own hands," the Wisconsin senator told CNN's Dana Bash.
Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency in Minneapolis, but did not say how many troops were being deployed.