U.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders the razor-wire topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months as law enforcement continues to track threats against lawmakers, a source tells AP.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders the razor-wire topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months as law enforcement...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders the razor-wire topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months as law enforcement continues to track threats against lawmakers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The police officials suggested that the fence remain in place until September, in part because investigators areagainst lawmakers and the Capitol complex, the person said. The threats range in specificity and credibility, but they include online chatter about extremist groups potentially returning to Washington and to the Capitol in the coming weeks, the person told AP.
ADVERTISEMENTThe police officials said the fence is needed as a physical barrier to prevent a potential repeat ofwhen thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win, the person said. Five people, including a Capitol police officer, died as a result of the melee. headtopics.com
The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.But despite the recommendation, it is unclear how long the fence will remain surrounding the Capitol grounds with dozens of lawmakersgrowing tired of itand an increased push in Congress for it to come down.
More than 40 Republicans signed onto a letter two weeks ago calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove the fence and arrange for thousands of National Guard troops – sent to Washington to protect the Capitol complex after January’s riot – to go home.
The lawmakers said they were concerned about reports the fencing may be made permanent.“It’s time for healing and it’s time for the removal of the fencing so the nation may move forward,” the letter read.The acting Capitol Police chief has said “vast improvements” are needed to improve the physical security of the Capitol complex and that she would recommend permenant fencing to help better secure Congress.
“I can unequivocally say that vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces in close proximity to the Capitol,” the acting chief, Yogananda Pittman, said in a statement late last month. headtopics.com
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The truth is, they're going to be there for the next 4 years, possibly longer if the Dems get away with it again. By 'threat' you/socialist Dems mean us radical conservatives or christians. When are they going to start rounding us up I certainly would. Might have to keep it up until Trump is either dead or says “EVERYBODY, PROUDBOYS, STAND DOWN.”
Al más puro estilo de dictador de IZQUIERDA. Who knew 'Red Dawn' would turn out to be a documentary? The new legally elected governments are so afraid to be attacked 👻 Sad but this is needed Welcome to the US of Authoritarian States.