(PatriotHeadline.com)- Police presence will remain strong in Washington, D.C., for at least 10 more weeks.
At a time when Democrats are reducing their aid to law enforcement offices around the country, they are beefing up security around themselves in the nation’s capital. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense agreed to keep the thousands of troops of the National Guard stationed at the U.S. Capitol building there until late in May.
What began as an increased presence following the riots at the Capitol building in early January has now turned into a more permanent law enforcement presence. The National Guard’s mission was about to end this Friday, but thanks to the extension signed on Tuesday, they will now remain there until May 23.
The U.S. Capitol Police made the request to the Department of Defense. In a statement released Tuesday, the DOD said:
“Nearly 2,300 National Guard personnel will continue the support mission. This represents a reduction of nearly 50% of the current support force. This decision was made after a thorough review of the request and after close consideration of its potential impact on readiness.
“During this extended period, DOD officials will work with the U.S. Capitol Police to incrementally reduce the National Guard footprint as conditions allow. We thank the National Guard for its support throughout this mission, as well as for its significant efforts across the nation in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Pentagon promised that, over the next few months, it will “work with the U.S. Capitol Police to incrementally reduce the National Guard footprint as conditions allow.”
In mid-January, roughly 25,000 troops of the National Guard were approved to stand guard around the U.S. Capitol building. Since then, the total number of troops has decreased gradually. Governors have begun to call back some of their troops in the meantime, and security requirements at the Capitol have become a little less complex.
The increased security around the Capitol goes completely in contrast to what Democrats have been saying about security around the country. First, many are pushing for police reforms to reduce support to law enforcement agencies around the country.
Second, they have always said how a wall around the southern border would do no good in adding security to America from illegal immigrants. At the same time, they have erected a fence with barbed wire at the top around the Capitol building. It now looks more like a prison yard than an important piece of our nation’s capital.
When it comes to other people’s security, Democrats don’t seem to care much. But, when it comes to their own security, they won’t spare a penny.
Many Republicans have criticized this exact hypocrisy and what the Democrats are turning the Capitol into. Recently, Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado tweeted a video of her walking around the fencing, which she was calling “Fort Pelosi.”
In the video, Boebert said:
“It’s time to cut the crap and remember this is the people’s House. Madam Speaker, tear down this wall.”