With President Joe Biden having been inaugurated on Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called in the Texas National Guard to help Texas State Police and Austin Police protect the Capitol.
After the fallout over the Capitol riot in Washington, where an epic security failure occurred, it was widely expected that a similar protest riot was going to occur shortly after President Biden was sworn in, but nothing transpired. A group of Biden supporters came out and left, leaving only reporters and cameraman standing around waiting for any civil unrest to break out.
According to one bystander, there was a roomer that the “Proud Boys” were going to show up, while another told Texas Politics that he expected Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA to “cowardly wait until dark” before rearing their heads out.
All Capitol business has been suspended, and access to the Capitol, as you can imagine, has been completely shut down.
Several law enforcement officers believe that it should be business as usual in the Capitol on Thursday, this of course barring any unrest that could take place later today, but nothing official has come out from Gov. Abbott’s office.
This is a developing story.