Better late than never, right?
It has just been announced that the OUTER layer of fencing around the US Capitol will FINALLY come down.
It’s just been announced that there is no “credible threat” against the capitol.
Well… gee… we could have told you that.
The whole “insurrection” narrative has been hyped up by the media and their allies in the Democrat party.
The reality is that they are MONTHS late to remove the barricade.
It is an insult to the American people.
Still, at least part of the fencing is coming down.
As the Democrats would say… #Progress
BREAKING REPORT: DC fencing TO BE REMOVED After Capitol Police Admit No Credible Threat…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 20, 2021
DC Homeland Security Official: We Can Secure the Capitol Without Permanent Fencing, Armed Troopshttps://t.co/ksP0DCe99X
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) February 5, 2021
The fake news media is finally reporting the truth.
It’s gotta hurt them deep down!
According to the Washington Post:
U.S. Capitol Police will reduce the security perimeter erected after the breach of the Capitol, having determined that “there does not exist a known, credible threat against Congress,” according to a security memo sent to U.S. lawmakers on Monday.
Over the course of this week, acting House sergeant-at-arms Timothy Blodgett said, security officials will begin “repositioning” inner-perimeter fencing closer to the Capitol to allow some pedestrian access to the grounds.
The complex has been surrounded by the seven-foot black metal fences topped with razor wire since just after the Jan. 6 riot, in which hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the Capitol to try to disrupt the certification of the electoral college vote.
Blodgett’s memo said that while the Capitol Police and the National Guard will maintain their “increased security posture,” he expects the National Guard to ease its presence at the complex “in the coming weeks.”
The announcement follow weeks of complaints by lawmakers from both parties who said the fencing made the Capitol complex look like a prison complex, while locking out the public and closing down roads that are vital to commuters and emergency services.
D.C. officials and Capitol Hill residents had also decried the fence’s intrusion into neighborhood and city life.
Blodgett’s memo said “inner perimeter fencing” will be repositioned to encircle Capitol Square, between Independence and Constitution avenues and First Street NW and NE.
Late next week, the memo said, work crews will begin removing the outer-perimeter fencing to open Independence and Constitution avenues to traffic again. This past weekend, crews modified fencing on Third Street between Independence Avenue SW and Constitution NW to allow traffic, as well as on Louisiana Avenue NW and Washington Avenue SW near the Capitol complex.
Razor wire will be removed from the inner-perimeter fencing, the memo said. Workers last week began removing some razor wire — an eyesore that particularly outraged neighborhood residents and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), the District’s nonvoting delegate in the House.
We all know that the fence is up for political theater.
If it had been BLM that stormed the capitol… there likely wouldn’t be a fence up.
Currently, over 5,000 National Guard troops, along with fencing and razor wire, protect DC against a threat that doesn't exist.
The occupation is theater to make January 6 more than what it was to justify what is to come.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) March 5, 2021
The reason Democrats want to keep the fence up is to perpetuate the narrative that what happened on January 6 was an “insurrection.”
We know that there was no such thing.
The only “insurrections” have actually happened from the left.
What happened on January 6 was truly a “mostly peaceful protest.”
Townhall has great insight on why we should stop calling it an “insurrection”:
So, I was out at dinner with my old battalion commander – literally outside, because dining inside apparently is super deadly if you live under blue tyranny – and we were laughing at this whole “Muh Insurrekshun” nonsense. What happened January 6 was no “insurrection” in any meaningful sense of the word, especially not to those who survived the riots of 2020, and not to us either. See, I was my old battalion commander’s assistant operations officer and I was riding with him in his HUMVEE driving through Los Angeles as it burned in April 1992.
That was a riot. What happened on Capitol Hill was a few dudes dressed like Conan the Fauxbarian acting like fools and occasionally fighting with the cops while a few hundred other dudes took selfies in the Rotunda.
We were in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Infantry, the first combat arms unit on the street during the LA Riot, a riot brought to you by Maxine Waters and other idiots, by the way. There was burning and looting and dozens we can say with absolute certainty were murdered by the LA rioters, unlike at the Capitol. It lasted for days. You wouldn’t know it from Rep. Stolen Cower, who seems to claim she suffered PTSD from being at the far end of the same ZIP code as the bruhaha, but what happened on January 6 was no “insurrection,” and Republicans need to stop playing along with the Establishment talking point that it was.
The idea of an “insurrection” is to delegitimize all resistance to the garbage Establishment’s reign of error, and to play along is to give credence to its lie and to empower its propaganda. You have done nothing wrong by rejecting the Establishment narrative. You have done nothing wrong by protesting what you see as a flawed election and a corrupt ruling class. You have a right to protest anything you want, and you don’t need their permission.
Dissent is patriotic. Or did that end when it became inconvenient?
They hype the happening because they want to make you afraid to speak up. They want to try to make it impossible for you to live in this society if you do not parrot the party line. They won’t say it that way. They will try to wrap themselves in the same flag they were calling a symbol of white supremacy last year to try to seize some sort of moral high ground and shut you up. Like they give a damn about the Constitution. This tiresome “insurrection” and “sedition” palaver is just a ham-handed attempt to turn 74 million Americans – almost none of whom wear Thor drag – into enemies of mom and apple pie, which is weird because they usually hate traditional family structures and non-kale foods.
This kind of baloney is par for the course for the Democrats. They’re going to call you an “insurrectionist” today and a “racist” tomorrow and some other hogwash after that, so who cares what they say? But what does grate are the Republicans who go along with this bogus framing, and it’s sometimes unclear how much of the reason is just the usual GOPe pol stupidity and how much is the usual GOPe contempt for the GOP base.
Yeah, we get that it was scary to have knuckleheads running rampant through the Capitol. Blame the knuckleheads. Don’t blame the other 74 million people who supported President Trump. And quit playing along with the ridiculous idea that January 6 was Fort Sumpter x 9/11 to the Pearl Harborth power.
It was not. This foaming-mouthed performative overreaction is all cynical performance art, and this goofy impeachment is just a senatorial Toobin Zoomin’.
Now, I also had the chance to see the wreckage of a real insurrection when I was in Kosovo with the Army after the fighting ended. An insurrection means ruins and mass graves, not some dude in a horn hat wandering around the House as a police officer asks him to chill. Don’t let them define insurrection down to mean “Anything conservatives do.”
Nor was this incident some sort of “attack on Our Democracy where our freedom hung on by a thread.” The drama queenery might play on MSNBCNN, but it just makes the base despise the Republican Party even more – which is hard – when that crap comes from our own people. You are not downplaying what actually happened by characterizing it accurately and without the kind of breathless exaggeration the Democrat demagogues delight in. The Democrats’ cat’s paws spent six months burning down the cities and this overwrought handwringing only draws attention to the discrepancy in elite caring between when the pols were vaguely threatened and when the proles were losing everything.
Remember, narrative matters.
Don’t let the left control the narrative.
The American people deserve the truth and nothing but the truth!