Rep. Austin Scott Joins Colleagues in Showing Support for Georgia Guard, Thanking Them for Their Work to Protect the Nation’s Capital
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), joined the entire Georgia Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter to Major General Thomas Carden, Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense, thanking the Georgia National Guard for their support of security operations around the U.S. Capitol and the National Capital Region before, during, and after the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
“Your soldiers were called upon at a moment’s notice and responded to a challenging situation with the effectiveness, tenacity, and readiness that has come to define what it means to be a Citizen Soldier,” wrote the Members. “As fellow Georgians, we could not be more proud of their skill, bravery, and integrity. Accordingly, we extend our sincere thanks to each member of the Georgia National Guard for their commendable service.”
All sixteen Members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation joined today’s letter, which was led by Representative Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09). You can read the full letter below or by clicking here.
January 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. Tom Carden
Georgia Department of Defense
Georgia National Guard
1000 Halsey Ave SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Dear General Carden,
We are writing to thank you and the Georgia National Guard for the professionalism and dedication to duty your troops displayed while protecting the U.S. Capitol prior to, during, and after the recent inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Your soldiers were called upon at a moment’s notice and responded to a challenging situation with the effectiveness, tenacity, and readiness that has come to define what it means to be a Citizen Soldier.
The American people consider the military to be one of the most trustworthy institutions in our society. This is largely due to the professionalism and apolitical nature that the U.S. Armed Forces have cultivated throughout our nation’s history. The conduct your troops displayed while securing the inauguration added to that legacy. Additionally, they also served as excellent ambassadors for the State of Georgia while here in the national capital region.
As Members of Congress, we are immensely grateful for the sacrifices made by the Georgia National Guard these past two weeks. As fellow Georgians, we could not be more proud of their skill, bravery, and integrity. Accordingly, we extend our sincere thanks to each member of the Georgia National Guard for their commendable service.
U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09)
U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA)
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01)
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA-07)
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02)
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08)
U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03)
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10)
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-04)
U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11)
U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA-05)
U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA-12)
U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA-06)
U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-GA-13)
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Green (R-GA-14)