Is it V-Day in D.C.?
After poisoning the troops with tainted food, making them sleep in freezing parking garages, and using them to put on a bizarre fascist display, the military occupation of Congress will be finally coming to an end… two months after the original deadline.
Thousands of National Guard troops stationed at the U.S. Capitol since the Jan. 6 riots have left the campus, leaving security solely up to the Capitol Police for the first time in more than four months.
An amazing achievement considering that the Capitol Police has nearly 2,000 sworn officers making it one of the largest forces in the country.
The Capitol Police have over 2,000 sworn officers. A police force dedicated to protecting Capitol Hill has more personnel in its service than the police forces of most of the country.
Congress’ private cops are the 19th largest police force in the country. It’s a larger force than the police forces of Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, or Milwaukee with a massive $460 million budget.
In case you’re wondering, the number is rising to 4 cops for every member of Congress.
Between members of Congress and their staffers (not to mention kits, cats, sacks, and wives), that’s over 6,500 people to be protected by 2,200 sworn officers. Or a cop per 3 employees.
Now they’ll somehow have to soldier on without the military well after the original departure deadline had expired.
“Right now, in terms of our expected stay, it is March 12,” Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had told the media. “My plan is to not keep (the troops) there one day longer than is necessary.”
So much for that plan.
The remaining 2,300 troops left the campus on Sunday after a historic occupation that followed the Jan. 6 riot.
“They’ve hit that magic date, and they’re going home,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore told Face the Nation. “And the Capitol is secure, based on the mission that the Capitol Police have now, which is, secure the Capitol.”
How is the Capitol any more secure now than it was on March 12th? Don’t ask questions. Just go with it.