Does a Video Show National Guard Troops Turning Their Back on Joe Biden?

Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, there have been a number of social media posts and articles circulating, alleging that National Guard troops “turned their backs” on President Joe Biden’s motorcade as a way to protest his inauguration. 

One YouTube video, featuring a 21-second clip taken from inside a vehicle along the parade route, shows members of the National Guard facing away from the vehicle.

https://youtu.be/E1EtgHvXvKU

There’s no evidence to support claims that National Guard troops were protesting Joe Biden.  

Nahaku McFadden, a spokesperson for the National Guard, said in an email to The Dispatch Fact Check: “These National Guardsmen were on duty with a mission to protect the president against potential threats. Some are facing out to ensure the safety of all.”

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