Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called on the Wisconsin National Guard to provide safety and security support at the State Capitol in Madison.
State capitols around the country are on high alert following last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol, as militia groups and far-right activists threaten more armed marches and assaults on state capitols over social media.
“Once again, our state has asked our Citizen Soldiers in the Wisconsin National Guard to answer the call to keep our state, its citizens and its institutions safe,” Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, said in a statement.
The troops will support the Capitol Police.
“To protect operational security, the Wisconsin National Guard will not discuss troop numbers, movements, timelines, equipment, tactics or procedures,” a press release from the governor’s office stated.