Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have rebuilt the ridiculous fence around the Capitol building in preparation for Biden’s first (late) State of the Union address. Apparently, this is in response to the small trucker convoy coming to Washington, D.C., that won’t even arrive until the end of the week. More so, it’s a visual reminder of Democrats’ new messaging strategy that Americans themselves are the most dangerous terrorists, and could strike at any time. The AP reports:
The fencing around the U.S. Capitol is back up for the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Police cars with flashing lights are stationed at major intersections and highways. The U.S. National Guard is on standby.
It’s the new normal.
While there are no specific or credible threats related to President Joe Biden’s speech, law enforcement officials are taking no chances following the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a violent mob caught the District of Columbia by surprise and successfully stormed the U.S. Capitol, briefly disrupting the certification of Biden’s 2020 presidential victory.
Since then, the U.S. Capitol Police, charged with protecting lawmakers and anyone else in and around the Capitol, has beefed up security for planned protests in the area. And this time, officials are also preparing for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning this week, though officials aren’t concerned about serious security issues with the possible protests.
Modeled after recent trucker protests in Canada, separate truck convoys have been planned through online forums. Many have different starting points, departure dates and routes, though some may arrive in time for the State of the Union address. Others may arrive afterward.
At least two of the announced trucker convoys have fizzled due to to a lack of participation. But the largest, known as the People’s Convoy, had reached Oklahoma and was heading east on Monday with the intention of reaching the capital by Saturday, March 5.
The State of the Union address is designated as a “national special security event,” which clears the way for communication, funding and preparation between multiple agencies in Washington, including the Capitol Police, Pentagon, Homeland Security and District-area police. Other such events are the Super Bowl and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The U.S. Secret Service is in charge of the event.
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