National Guard Troops guarding the capitol now have a new enemy: contaminated, and even sabotaged, food.
At least one member of the Michigan national guard was reportedly hospitalized earlier this year after being served what was described as ‘substandard’ food.
In addition, ‘metal shavings, feathers, and undercooked meat’ where also found by members of the guard in the food they were being served while guarding the Capitol building.
As The Daily Wire reports:
At least one member of the Michigan National Guard was hospitalized with food poisoning from “substandard” items served to the men protecting the United States Capitol earlier this year, and others complained of tainted food, with some saying they found metal shavings and feathers in their provided meals…
While a number of units have since been allowed to return to their home states, some units are still in D.C. and could remain there until the end of March — and, if some lawmakers get their way, until at least May.
But while the nation is spending millions to keep the Guard housed and fed while they protect the nation’s capital, National Guard members who have returned from duty say the military stationed in and around the Capitol is being mistreated. The Michigan National Guard, specifically, lodged a complaint with Congress this week, alleging a major issue with meals served to National Guard members.
“In their final days protecting the U.S. Capitol from a potential reprise of domestic terrorism, members of the Michigan National Guard reported metal shavings, feathers, and undercooked meat found in substandard meals, a potential readiness risk that has hospitalized troops,” local Michigan media reported. “Michigan members of the House of Representatives wrote a letter Tuesday to Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard, expressing their displeasure with the findings.”
Is this how America’s service men and women deserve to be treated while safe guarding Democracy?