It’s been seven weeks since Inauguration Day and National Guard troops are still in the nation’s capital, resulting in the U.S. Capital complex looking more like a military outpost you might expect to see in Bahgdad.
And newly elected freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is saying enough already.
The firebrand lawmaker is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “tear down this wall,” this being a reference to the security fencing around the Capitol.
The pro-Second Amendment Republican known for packing heat released a new ad calling the Capitol “Fort Pelosi,” calling out Democrats for their hypocrisy.
“I’m Lauren Boebert. A mom, a small business owner, a defender of freedom,” she says in the ad. “Here’s what I know. You protect what you love. President Trump built a big, beautiful wall because he loves America and he wanted to secure our country, and protect us from drugs, illegal aliens pouring into our communities and sex traffickers.”
Madam Speaker, tear down this wall! pic.twitter.com/Vy6lIJuGc5
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) March 8, 2021
“Democrats — they fought him every step of the way. And now, welcome to Fort Pelosi, where Democrats decry walls from within their own heavily guarded, razor-wire wall,” she added, walking outside the security fencing. “Democrats don’t want to protect you because they don’t care about you, but they’ll spare no expense protecting themselves.”
The voices of President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are then heard denouncing walls.
“It’s time to cut the crap and remember this is the people’s house,” Boebert concluded. “Madam Speaker, tear down this wall.”
Boebert was a hit at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., where she denounced the enhanced security.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we start quartering soldiers in committee hearing rooms,” she said.
As for the National Guard, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson recently suggested they “will never leave.”
“As you have probably figured out by now,” he said, “the troops are in the Capitol for political reasons — they’re there to prop up the regime.”
Fox News reported that Honoré completed his “security review” of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and that the retired general called for a “QRF [quick reaction force] that permanently resides within the DC [National] Guard by reestablishing a military police battalion and staffing it with Active Guard Reserve troops who live in or near the city year round, perpetually on active duty.”
There are over 5,000 Guard members currently in Washington, D.C., and they are set to leave on March 12. However, the U.S. Capitol Police have requested an extension of 60 days to help provide security at the U.S. Capitol.
Security from a possible “peasant revolt,” according to Carlson.
The liberal media went on about an alleged threat on Thursday, March 4, resulting in stepped-up security — the date was billed as the “true Inauguration Day” for Donald Trump by QAnon supporters, to hear the media tell it.
The day passed without incident.
For what it’s worth, even some Democrats are questioning continued heavy security.
Democratic D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton told WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” radio show that Congress was “afraid of its shadow.”
“I don’t think there is the kind of threat that could keep us away from the Capitol, razor wire on the Capitol or fencing on the Capitol,” she said. “That’s why Congress has got to step in itself so that… we don’t militarize our Capitol.”
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