It now appears that with the Democrats in charge of both Houses of Congress, they are fully militarizing the U.S. Capitol and surrounding areas. The Capitol grounds are now being compared to the Green Zone in Iraq by veteran war correspondents.
“U.S. Capitol Police have requested that the National Guard continue to deploy service members at the Capitol for at least two months, the Associated Press reported on Thursday,” according to National Review.
“The request is currently being reviewed by the Pentagon, defense officials told the AP. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D., Mich.) said that the request was made within the past 36 hours…
“The news comes after the House decided to cancel its session on Thursday due to a potential security threat. Capitol Police warned on Wednesday of a “possible” plot by an unspecified militia group to attack the building…
“‘Decisions about security are made by the security leadership here and we’ll see what that ask is,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) told reporters regarding the request to extend the National Guard presence. ‘We should have them here as long as they are needed.'”
For more on this story, go to National Review.
Please share your opinion in the comment section. Do you believe the National Guard is still needed to protect the U.S. Capitol? Or do the Democrats have an ulterior reason?