Member of Ohio National Guard suspended for expressing ‘white supremacist ideology’; FBI investigating

A line of DC National Guard members stand in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest...
A line of DC National Guard members stand in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Updated: Jun. 5, 2020 at 2:13 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said a member of the Ohio National Guard has been suspended from duty for expressing “white supremacist ideology.”

The individual was one of 100 Ohio National Guard members sent to Washington, D.C. to assist with the ongoing protests over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis while in custody of police.

According to Gov. DeWine, the FBI uncovered the information that led to the member’s suspension, which was expressed on social media prior to being dispatched to the nation’s capital.

Gov. DeWine said the individual will likely be permanently removed from the Ohio National Guard once the investigation is complete.

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