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About 20,000 National Guard Members To Deploy For Inauguration, Officials Say : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR

Since the siege, some members of Congress, including Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, have requested that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy review backgrounds of any National Guard troops involved in inaugural security.

Crow tweeted over the weekend that he spoke with McCarthy and expressed "concerns about reports that active duty and reserve military members were involved in the insurrection."

Crow added that McCarthy said he "agreed to take additional measures."

The exact number to be deployed is still being worked out by the Secret Service, the lead agency on inauguration security, and others, a U.S. official told NPR's Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman. The official, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters, said the number of National Guard members to be deployed is up to 20,000.

Contee said the inauguration has been designated as a "national special security event," adding the final numbers of troops would come from the Secret Service and leaving open the possibility the numbers could fluctuate.

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