US Congressman delivers pizza to abandoned troops

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Thousands of US National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds and sleep in parking garages last night (Thursday) after President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just “one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops” the person said.

The Guardsman continued: “Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”

A political newcomer, Madison Cawthorn who defeated his Democratic rival in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District to become the USA’s youngest Congressmen, took it upon himself to take the troops pizza and offer up his office.

The motivational speaker and real estate investor only turned 25 – the minimum age for Congress – in August.

The lawmaker, who uses a wheelchair after a car accident in 2014 left him partially paralysed said: “I just visited the soldiers who have been abandoned and insulted by our leaders. I brought them pizza and told them that they can sleep in my office.

“No soldier will ever, ever sleep on a garage floor in the U.S. Capitol while I work in Congress.

“Our Troops deserve better.”





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