Another scandal has emerged out of Washington, D.C., as the far-left district continues to treat our troops with disrespect. First they were left to sleep on the ground in a parking garage, now reports show that they were given tainted food.
As Democrats turn Washington, D.C. into an occupied military fort, the least they could do would be to make sure that the troops they are forcing to guard them are treated with respect. Unfortunately, they can’t even do that.
Unite America First reports: “Washington DC looks like an occupied city under military control with what seems to be miles of barbed wire, with our nation’s patriotic men and women in uniform patrolling the US Capitol and US Supreme Court to keep the safety of our civil servants.”
A whistleblower has come forward, revealing that around 75 meals were thrown out on February 28 after metal shavings were found in them. Other meals were found to be undercooked.
The whistleblower, who is a staff sergeant with the Michigan National Guard, has asserted that the problem is not isolated.
“Yesterday, for instance, there were 74 different meals found with raw beef in them. Just yesterday, the lunches were, soldiers had found metal shavings in their food,” the sergeant said.
More than 12 service members became so ill from undercooked meat that they had to seek medical care.
“Now after the raw meat yesterday for dinner, they have told us not to eat the meals for the next two days and are giving us MRE’s instead. Soldiers are now paying for all their meals for the next two days in order to get real food,” the sergeant noted.
Many people are asking, how could this have happened? Was it purposeful, or somehow accidental that metal shavings were put into the food specifically meant for our soldiers?
“After visiting with our Michigan Guard troops in DC, I have heard from many over the past 48 hours regarding additional issues of contaminated and undercooked food being served. This is unacceptable. Our troops don’t demand a 5-star resort or expensive food, but at a minimum, they deserve meals that are safe to consume. This is an embarrassment for all those responsible for the care of our troops, and must be met with full accountability. I’m proud of the Michigan Guard’s unwavering attitude to complete their mission. It’s time to get our troops home to their families,” Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman said in a statement on March 3, noting that he is “demanding answers.”
The Minnesota National Guard released a statement which reads:
“The Michigan National Guard finds the reports of undercooked and poorly prepared food provided to our service members in Washington, D.C., very concerning. The firsthand accounts and pictures of undercooked food being served clearly show that what is being given to Michigan’s service members is unacceptable. As soon as the first reports were received, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called Acting Secretary of the Army John E. Whitley to communicate Michigan’s concerns. Other Michigan senior leaders also engaged at the highest levels of the federal government to inform those in charge and to ensure that they knew of our displeasure with the conditions. Every assurance was given that the issue would be addressed and corrected.
The Post Inaugural Security Mission is a multi-state task force, including Michigan’s 1000 personnel, under the command and control of the Washington D.C. National Guard. A decision was made by the leadership in Washington, D.C., to provide contracted meal service for the troops there. This contract was awarded and is monitored by the National Guard Bureau. Michigan’s Adjutant General has communicated all concerns directly to the Chief of the National Guard, General Daniel R. Hokanson, who has engaged in addressing the reported shortcomings of the current food service contract.
The health and wellbeing of our Michigan National Guard service members are paramount to their success as they continue to serve in missions in the United States and around the globe. Senior leaders of the Michigan National Guard will remain personally engaged with this issue and will continue to push for accountability and a solution to the ill-prepared meals being served.
The troops are scheduled to return back to Michigan shortly after March 12, the agreed-upon end date for this deployment.”
Democrat Senator Gary Peters shared this statement on Twitter, writing: “The men and women of @MINationalGuard are in DC protecting the Capitol: the very symbol of our democracy. This is completely outrageous and unacceptable. It must be fixed—immediately—and I’ll be looking into this as a member of [the Senate Armed Services Committee].”
The men and women of @MINationalGuard are in DC protecting the Capitol: the very symbol of our democracy.
This is completely outrageous and unacceptable. It must be fixed—immediately—and I’ll be looking into this as a member of @SASCDems. https://t.co/pljwfAh0Zq
— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) March 2, 2021