Saturday, April 17, 2021
Protect Your Immune System Today!
Home U.S McConnell on Capitol security: 'We've overdone it'

McConnell on Capitol security: ‘We’ve overdone it’

More than two months after the January 6 insurrection, National Guard troops continue to patrol the Capitol grounds which are surrounded by razor wire fencing. US Capitol Police say an elevated threat level remains an issue, though McConnell disagrees.

“I just checked earlier this morning. There are no serious threats against the Capitol. I think we’re way overreacting to the current need,” McConnell said.

“I’m extremely uncomfortable with the fact that my constituents can’t come to the Capitol. With all this razor wire around the complex, it reminds me of my last visit to Kabul. This is the capital of the United States of America. Do we need some changes? We probably do. But I think we are continuing to overreact based on current threat levels, to what is needed here at the Capitol. It looks terrible to have the beacon of our democracy surrounded by razor wire and National Guard troops,” McConnell added.

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request of US Capitol Police to keep nearly 2,300 National Guard troops on the Capitol grounds through May 23. There are currently around 5,100 Guard members on duty around the Capitol area.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Trump allies ride small-dollar wave during 1st quarter — as PAC donations fall

But small-dollar donors have helped to fill their campaign coffers in many cases, giving some of the Republicans who have stood with Trump...

Comfort dogs find bipartisan support on Capitol Hill

"He's a national icon and a *very* good boy," Democrat Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa posted on Twitter, complete with a selfie.The Greenfield,...

Texas’ longest-serving death row inmate to get new sentence

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Riles' death sentence "can no longer stand" because the jury that sentenced him...

AG Garland ends restrictions on consent decrees, aims to hold troubled police departments accountable

Garland's decision to rescind the restrictive rules comes after years of civil unrest due to the police-involved killings of Black men and women...

Recent Comments