Rep. Lance Gooden:”So barriers in Washington work, but not at the southern border?”
The fence that was erected around the Capitol after the January 6th riot is going back up ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1st, due to concerns about an American trucker convoy-style protest.
Once again, the very people who told us walls don’t work will be hiding behind one.
Jessica Chasmar reports at FOX News:
Capitol fence to be reinstalled ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address
Security officials will reinstall fencing around the Capitol next week ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address, Fox News can confirm.
U.S. Capitol Police are bracing for a potential “Freedom Convoy” truck protest to Washington, D.C., for the March 1 speech. “Freedom Convoy” truckers have been protesting in Canada for weeks against coronavirus restrictions and vaccine mandates and caused a temporary blockade of the busy Ambassador Bridge border crossing between Windsor and Detroit.
Capitol Police say they are “aware” of similar protests coming to Washington, D.C., and are making plans to both “facilitate” First Amendment protest activity while working with law enforcement agencies and the D.C. National Guard to prepare for Biden’s address.
“The United States Capitol Police and the United States Secret Service have been closely working together to plan for the upcoming State of the Union,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday.
Sam Raskin of the New York Post points out that this will actually be the third time the fence has gone up:
A razor-wire-topped barrier had stood around the Capitol for months after the Jan. 6, 2021, riots there. The 7-foot-tall fence was erected Jan. 7, 2021.
It was removed in July, only to be reinstalled in September ahead of a planned rally in support of the rioters. It was then taken down again the next day.
But it will now be reinstalled again as the Capitol Police prepare for a potential “Freedom Convoy”-like truck protest to DC for Biden’s speech. The truckers in Canada have been protesting the country’s COVID-19 mandates for weeks, including by forming a blockade of the busy Ambassador Bridge border crossing between Windsor, Canada, and Detroit, Mich., that resulted in disruption of international trade and clashes with local police. The bridge was finally reopened last week.
“Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union,” said US Capitol Police said Friday in a statement.
This is an excellent point.
That fence can’t mute the sound of Truck horns.
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— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 20, 2022
I think this is what bothers people the most.
A fence around the U.S. Capitol is being reinstalled ahead of Joe Biden's State of the Union address.
So barriers in Washington work, but not at the southern border?
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) February 20, 2022
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