There is a kind of border wall that Democrats really do love, it turns out: the kind they are putting up around the U.S. Capitol in preparation for trucker protests approaching Washington and Joe Biden’s attempt to give the State of the Union address.
The same ring of reinforced, East-Berlin style fencing that was put up after the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol protest – and stayed up for months – is once again in place.
That is, Americans may once again visit Washington to gaze directly on just exactly what detached, out-of-control government tyranny looks like.
So are Congressional requests for National Guard squads from the states, although Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida said on Feb. 28 that he had turned down a request from the Biden administration to provide Florida guardsmen for added protection during the speech to Congress on March 1.
DeSantis said the federal government asked states the week prior to send extra support before lawmakers and other top U.S. officials gather in the capital.
“Last week, the Biden Administration requested the assistance of State National Guards to deploy to Washington D.C. I have rejected this request — there will be no [Florida National Guard] sent to D.C. for Biden’s State of the Union,” DeSantis announced, according to DailyMail.com.
There are fears that a convoy of U.S. truckers will cause major traffic problems and engage in protests against COVID restrictions as Biden gives his address. The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to be used for traffic control.
Capitol Police chief Tom Manger said the Soviet-style fences were put up “out of an abundance of caution,” in consultation with the Secret Service.
“In light of the upcoming State of the Union Address, and the possibility of demonstrations in the next couple of weeks,” Manger said in a statement, “a plan has been approved to put up the inner-perimeter fence around the Capitol building for the State of the Union Address.” Some streets around the four-acre site have also been closed.