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Meet Privates First Class Margaret and Annika Meyer, sisters who are enlisted in the Illinois National Guard and are guarding the U.S. Capitol Complex.

Trump administration Pentagon officials blocked troops from getting to the Capitol riots for hours, DC National Guard commanding general said

Privates First Class Margaret and Annika Meyer, sisters in the Illinois National Guard, are both getting special recognition in D.C. as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

A pair of National Guard members is getting special recognition in D.C. as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

A pair of National Guard members are getting special recognition in D.C. as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

SISTERS IN ARMS | A pair of National Guard members is getting special recognition in DC as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

A pair of National Guard members is getting special recognition in D.C. as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

Second most popular story: National Guard troops who deployed to the nation’s capital to provide security following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building will be awarded local service ribbons.

Meet Privates First Class Margaret and Annika Meyer, sisters who are enlisted in the Illinois National Guard. According to the D.C. National Guard, the two are in the District guarding the U.S. Capitol Complex.

Privates First Class Margaret and Annika Meyer, sisters in the Illinois National Guard, are both getting special recognition in D.C. as they protect the U.S. Capitol.

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JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.

How do you incite a riot that was already going to happen? -Pipe bombs were placed near the Capitol before President Trump’s speech. -The FBI knew about potential violence before the speech. -Capitol Police requested help from the National Guard days before the speech.

If the House Managers call Rep Herrera Beutler as a witness, the first witness Trump’s lawyers should call is Nancy Pelosi. Several Qs she should answer: What did you know about threats to the Capitol? When? Did you turn down national guard because of “optics”?

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits National Guard troops stationed outside the US Capitol in DC: "I just wanted to come today to say thank you to all of you for keeping me and my family safe ... The White House baked you some chocolate chip cookies."

BREAKING: The Pentagon has denied request to deploy National Guard to the US Capitol (Via Aaron Davis of The Washington Post)

Inaugural observation: The White House and US Capitol are ringed in fences and 25k National Guard, while the new President is about to halt the building/reinforcement of the Wall on our Southern border.

NPR: Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots

Three days before the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And then as the mob descended, DOJ leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times

BREAKING: The entire D.C. National Guard will be activated today, putting about 1,100 guardsmen on duty tonight, defense official tells me. Comes after breach of Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.

Confirming other reports: @NancyPelosi  has requested National Guard troops to clear and secure the Capitol via request from the Capitol Police Board. A D.C. government official tells me troops are on the way.

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