12 Guard members removed from Biden inauguration

National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Tuesday, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the 46th. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to two U.S. officials. There was no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, they said.