Germany had the Berlin Wall: and Washington D.C. had the Biden Wall.
The Democrat military occupation is far from over, but the Democrat occupiers are pivoting away from the permanent state of emergency.
The outer fence surrounding the Capitol complex will be removed this weekend, according to acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy P. Blodgett, a continued de-escalation of the security perimeter since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Blodgett said the Capitol Police have informed him that “there does not exist a known, credible threat against Congress or the Capitol Complex that warrants the temporary security fencing.” The department and the AOC began scaling back the fencing earlier this week. Thus far, the razor wire has been removed from both outer and inner fences, and the latter was moved closer to the Capitol.
De-escalation. What a concept.
As I wrote earlier, this is a pivot, rather than an actual retreat. The states of emergency are being replaced with a permanent state that’s no longer based on any individual threat. Instead, they’re trying to make occupation into the new normal.
They and their partners have stopped even trying to link the extended occupation to specific threats after months of crying wolf about threats that never existed or never materialized.
“It’s not just about a threat assessment, it’s about assisting and supporting capabilities that the Capitol Police may now lack and may need to look at improving,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby claimed.
Forget the threat assessments which were the entire basis for months of the occupation.
The military occupation is no longer about responding to some phantom threat. Instead, it asserts that the Capitol Police, with over 2,000 sworn officers, is incapable of doing its job and needs the National Guard there to fill in its “gaps”. Four cops for every member of Congress and 1 officer for every 3 staffers is not enough without also adding thousands of troops.
That’s also the conclusion of Pelosi’s task force, headed by Democrat conspiracy theorist Russel Honore, which called for turning the Capitol Police into the 8th largest police force in America (Congress’ private cops are currently only the 19th largest police force), and a permanent Quick Reaction Force to be most likely controlled by the D.C. National Guard.
This force would also be allowed to self-deploy even without presidential authority.
Really, really bad idea.
Some of the fencing is coming down, but the Democrats are trying to transition what had been a temporary emergency into a permanent militarization even while admitting that there’s no actual basis for it. Pelosi’s proposed bipartisan commission won’t happen. Any serious investigation of what went wrong during the riot is going to be sidelined by all the predictable narratives, instead of addressing why the country’s 19th largest police force couldn’t secure an already secure building during a riot.
Bolstering the Cappies with a permanent military presence once again uses the cops as fall guys for congressional incompetence while maintaining a system that’s designed to fail.