Skip to comments.Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post (at 12:01 pm Jan 20th)
Posted on 01/13/2017 9:30:14 AM PST by RoosterRedux
The head of the D.C. National Guard, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, said Friday that he has been ordered removed from his command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
Schwartzs forced departure will come in the midst of the presidential inauguration that he has spent months helping plan alongside D.C. police, the U.S. Secret Service and other top District officials. He will turn over command to an interim as power transfers from one president to the next, and just before the inaugural parade marches down Pennsylvania Avenue.
The timing is extremely unusual, Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nations capital during the inauguration.
My troops will be on the street, Schwartz, 65, said. Ill see them off but I wont be able to welcome them back to the armory. He said that he would never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.
Schwartz said he would oversee duties in a command center and then depart at 12:01 p.m., retiring from the Army.
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The game is afoot.
There will be a lot of DC paycheck grabbers out of a job shortly after Trump becomes our POTUS!
Was this guy playing an integral role in protecting Trump during the inauguration? If not, ### him.
what is the reasoning behind this?
I’m a little bit slow sometimes, I don’t get it. Who ended his post? Obama? Trump can’t end his post yet can he?
Is this to create turmoil?
Sorry... I’m just not getting the motivation for this, I don’t really understand the politics (on either side) for a move like this.
Well, ya didn’t get to the IMPORTANT part.....Will he get a autobumpup in rank so as to increase his gubmint pension ???
Then something major is up with this guy and that is a scary thought foe inauguration day.
[Was this guy playing an integral role in protecting Trump during the inauguration?]
If he WAS, I smell something fishy, and fear the worst happening during the inauguration....
I don’t know Schwartz from a hole in the ground, but draining the swamp begins Jan. 20 at 12:01 p.m.
I’m betting U-Haul trucks and trailers will be booked up and unavailable in the Beltway area.
All the rats are leaving town.
Who ordered this? Isn’t D.C. under the control of Congress? Did Obama order this? Trump can’t issue orders until his left hand leaves the Bible.
My thoughts exactly.
yeah, that’s what I was thinking
a plan to create chaos by the current administration?
Very strange, indeed. Have yet to see comments that could possibly explain the timing of this.
Would have been 0; he’s CinC till noon....
What has happened in previous transitions?
Did the Guard commander, and others that would transition out, stay till the end of the day?
Did the incoming folks start at noon or earlier to overlap?
Sounds like a preemptive strike by Mattis. Something made his radar go off. Only someone like him would have the confidence to do this.
Just my opinion.
Article says there will be an interim person.
Trumps Cabinet Generals are probably able to smell a rat.
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