What Happens To National Guard Members Who Refused To Deploy To Protests?

Jun 17, 2020

Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team exit the District of Columbia National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., and board buses Sunday June 7, 2020, to return to Indiana after spending the past week in the District in response to civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Credit Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy

As protests surged in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer, governors and mayors in more than 20 states deployed the National Guard to control the crowds.

President Donald Trump ordered the National Guard to Washington, D.C. Some guardsmen, however, refused the deployment order and may face consequences. Host Frank Stasio talks to Carson Frame about her reporting on this story. She is a military and veterans issues reporter for Texas Public Radio and a correspondent for the American Homefront Project.