Have you seen this picture?
Even though Congress may act like baboons, they are not.
You may be insulting the baboon.
Checking into various sources, I have learned that a group of baboons are known as a troop.
We have troops of baboons running around the savanna.
Baboons are some of the world's largest monkeys.
Following the logic set forth in this lovely meme, you could be calling our soldiers baboons.
And really, for all we know, whoever decided to call our soldiers troops may have known this.
It may have started out as a slang term used only in the military.
But, like most slang, it eventually becomes mainstream.
However, in other countries, soldiers are called troopers.
Maybe the good ole USA just decided to shorten the word.
I really don't know.
All I could find was that journalists just started using the word troops because it was shorter than writing soldiers.
It doesn't really matter when it started.
Just know that baboons and Congress do not belong together.
In the dictionary sense, anyway.