I keep telling readers that the wall around the U.S. Capitol Building and the military presence surrounding it are destined to become a permanent feature of our new District of Columbia police state. Two new reports from mainstream liberal media outlets are now rolling out details of how DC Democrats plan to fund and execute that transition in their ongoing efforts to pretend that nebulous bands of “Trump supporters” present a threat to congressional security.
Here's the Latest on What Dems Have Planned for the Capitol, It's a Ton More Security https://t.co/gZbhW8H3lx
— RedState (@RedState) March 20, 2021
From the story at Red State:
According to Bloomberg, Congressional leaders are now putting together a $2 billion dollar funding bill for that permanent retractable fencing around the Capitol, more officers for the Capitol Police, improved weaponry and emergency communications, as well as other “enhance protections for lawmakers.”
CNN is reporting it as:
A permanent fence around the Capitol, hundreds of new security personnel — either the National Guard or a military police presence — and new authorities for the District of Columbia’s National Guard to be dispatched in emergency situations, one of the sources said. The plan under consideration also would expand the US Capitol Police force, potentially by hiring hundreds more officers, and make changes to the USCP’s board.
All of this subject to change as it’s still in discussion and according to Bloomberg might even involve more money.
Some of the recommendations are coming from the review by retired general Russel Honore who was hired without consultation with the Republicans by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to look into what happened on Jan. 6.
More from the CNN report:
Honoré’s report included many of the proposals the House is now considering, including putting up retractable and mobile fencing at the Capitol, providing additional authorities for the DC Guard and restructuring the Capitol Police board and improving Capitol Police intelligence gathering. House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro said after Honoré’s report was released that she expected a “substantial” funding package to shore up security at the Capitol.
But while talks are underway, it remains to be seen whether Republicans will bristle at a new funding package. The price tag they’re discussing was reported earlier by Punchbowl News.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans have slammed Honoré, who was appointed without Republican consultation, for comments he made before he was appointed about the January 6 attack.
“I don’t think Honoré should have been in charge of this, based upon his comments, not long ago but short ago,” McCarthy said Thursday. “He had a preconceived notion that was wrong, so I disregard the report entirely because of that.”
So, the Republicans will put up a half-hearted public fight over the matter, but at the end of the day, Pelosi will get her way, turning the nation’s capital into a permanent police state designed to protect the illegitimate government currently in place there. Of course, Pelosi also plans to make that illegitimate government permanent as well.
This is what a coup d’etat in a banana republic looks like. Thanks, Democrats, for bringing it to America.
That is all.
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