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Media members denied request to bring bullet-proof vests, protective equipment to inauguration

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The media establishment might have a case of “the sads” over being denied a stellar photo-op moment.

Having worked hard to whip the nation into a frenzy over the possibility of violence at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, U.S. Capitol Police informed media outlets that reporters will not be allowed to bring bullet-proof vests, gas masks, or helmets to the event after several reporters brought up the possibility of protective equipment, according to The Hill.

Washington looks more and more like a military base than the nation’s capital, with over 25,000 National Guard troops deployed to help with security — with the possible exception of 75% who are white, who may be planning to “do something,” according to one Democratic lawmaker — painting a picture of a war zone assists the media in its ongoing vendetta against President Donald Trump.

Not content with defeating Donald Trump by carrying “Sleepy Joe” Biden across the finish line, the media wants to not only destroy the president’s legacy, but see him in prison if they have their way, and the more dire the picture appears on Wednesday, the better their chances are.

Noting that the Capitol’s extensive security perimeter stretches several blocks beyond the building itself in all directions, The Hill said reporters will not be allowed to bring protective equipment through any screening checkpoint.

All of which suggests that there are no known threats — with heavily armed National Guard troops on hand, the notion of launching an attack would be foolhardy.

Of course, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., chairman of the Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee, pointed to white male soldiers in DC saying 75% of them probably did not vote for Biden and may represent an inside threat.

To be clear he was suggesting that a member of the Guard may try to assassinate Biden; the Democratic lawmaker referenced Egypt President Anwar Sadat and India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying they “were killed by their own people.”

This ignorance coming as the Pentagon vetted soldiers tapped to help with security on Inauguration Day, for extremist ties.

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said there was “no intelligence indicating an insider threat,” adding they’re “leaving no stone unturned in securing the Capitol.”

Turns out, out of all the troops in DC, two members of the Army National Guard were removed from the security mission for having ties to far-right militias, according to the Associated Press.

Yet another sign that threats of violence may be overblown — speaking of, former Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., was quoted in the article calling the huge troop-presence “overkill.”

The news agency said that officials didn’t say what fringe group the Guard members belonged to, this being crucial information in today’s world, where voting for Trump can result in you ending up on a list you don’t want to be on, perhaps denying you the ability to fly.

The AP also reported that officials did not disclose the units the two soldiers belonged to.

Tom Tillison

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