By Rusty Weiss at MenRec–
Republican Representative Lauren Boebert released a new ad criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for turning the Capitol into a “fortress,” urging her to “tear down this wall.”
The Capitol complex has been fortified with thousands of National Guard troops since President Biden’s inauguration, surrounded by razor wire fencing, and locked down with manned checkpoints.
“President Trump built a big, beautiful wall because he loves America because he wanted to secure our country,” Boebert (CO) says with the Capitol building in the backdrop. “Democrats – they fought him every step of the way.”
“And now, welcome to Fort Pelosi, where Democrats decry walls from within their own heavily guarded, razor-wire wall.”
“Democrats don’t want to protect you because they don’t care about you, but they’ll spare no expense protecting themselves,” she adds.
“Madam Speaker, tear down this wall.”
Madam Speaker, tear down this wall! pic.twitter.com/Vy6lIJuGc5
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) March 8, 2021
Will Pelosi Follow Boebert’s Advice at the Capitol and “Tear Down This Wall?”
While the decision is more the result of Capitol Police requests, we’re not sure they, Pelosi, or the Biden administration are in any hurry to open the area to the American people any time soon.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Tuesday approved a request to keep over 2,300 National Guard troops on site until May 23rd.
Their current stint was set to expire in mid-March.
Capitol police issued a brief statement thanking Austin for approving their request and “for the Department of Defense’s continued commitment to support our critical mission to protect Congress.”
It would seem Lauren Boebert’s request to “tear down this wall” isn’t about to happen anytime soon.
Worth noting — There are now 2,500 US service members in Afghanistan, 2,500 in Iraq. And there will be 2,300 at the US Capitol.
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) March 10, 2021
Earlier this month, a task force empowered by Nancy Pelosi to review security following the Capitol riot on January 6th recommended the formation of a “quick reaction force” of federal officers.
Fox News reports that the task force made a series of recommendations, including “an increased National Guard presence,” “stocking up on mobile fencing,” and hiring nearly 1,000 additional USCP officers.
They add that a “quick reaction force” – or QRF – is recommended, and “would be manned 24/7, 365 days a year, and cost taxpayers between $40 and $130 million annually.”
Fort Pelosi will be alive and well for quite some time.
Boebert’s request to tear down the Capitol wall comes just days after the alleged “plot to seize the complex on or around March 4” never materialized, leaving Democrats with egg on their face for canceling their work schedule.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in a recent interview blasted Congress for being “afraid of its shadow” after the March 4th conspiracy theory fizzled.
“I don’t think there is the kind of threat that could keep us away from the Capitol, razor wire on the Capitol or fencing on the Capitol,” Norton said.
“That’s why Congress has got to step in itself so that … we don’t militarize our Capitol.”
Protecting the People’s House From the People
The continued use of National Guard troops as a prop by the Capitol police to appease weak-kneed Democrats over a singular incident is disgraceful.
The ‘wall’ as it were, simply enhances the prop. It is a disgrace.
The security at the Capitol is something you’d expect to see at the southern border – where Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is currently begging for help with a surge of migrants – not at the Capitol.
NEW with @AdamShawNY: internal email shows DHS chief requesting volunteers to help with ‘overwhelming’ migrant surge at southern border — all while Biden admin publicly denies there’s a crisis. https://t.co/z6eb3K2HDm
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 9, 2021
There is currently a greater concerted effort to protect the People’s House from the American people than there is to actually protect the American people.
This article originally appeared on MenRec and was republished with permission.
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