Here’s a further look, with some explanations, of the unfortunate recent episode in which the current commander of the DC National Guard, one Major General Errol R. Schwartz, appeared at first blush to have been fired (FIRED!) by incoming President D. Trump, in the very middle of the inauguration, at high noon so to speak, and in gross breach of time-honored precedent.
There is some evidence now to suggest that what appeared at first, was not in fact the case.
There is some evidence now that the original purveyor of the story, what WRSA calls “Bezos’ failing blog,” (heh) did a little track-covering that it thought would go unnoticed.
by the way– can someone more Guard-savvy than I tell me if it’s normal for a commanding general to stay in the command post for eight years? I understand that the DC Guard is a different animal even in the Guard as a whole, but eight years seems out of the ordinary.
Also, offered for comment, this passage– “started his Army career in 1976 but has never seen a deployment to a theater of war.”