acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman

Capitol Police Announce Plans to Boost Security Based on New Threats; Legitimate or Gaslighting?

U.S. Capitol Police announced plans to boost security on Tuesday evening after receiving “concerning information and intelligence pertaining to March 4th.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram explained that March 4 was the original day on which the U.S. inaugurated presidents.

QAnon loyalists to former President Trump believe that the 45th commander in chief is slated to rally and return to the scene to be sworn in on March 4. … This alternative mythology is pushed by the sovereign citizen movement. Many don’t recognize American laws nor federal currency. There is also some chatter about March 20, the day the Republican party came to life in 1834. And, there’s even some noise about April 15: federal income tax day.

A memo obtained by Fox News from acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett indicates that some threat for March 4 has diminished.

In the tweet below, the agency wrote: “Based on the intelligence that we have, the Department has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th.”

“Two sources” told FOX 5 that the Capitol Police “received an intelligence bulletin warning of a militia plot to breach the Capitol this Thursday, March 4…[I]t specifically names the militia group the Three Percenters. Members of the group are accused in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.”

Additionally, there is “some chatter about March 20, the day the Republican party came to life in 1834. And, there’s even some noise about April 15: federal income tax day.”

So, what’s this all about? Are these concerns legitimate or are Democrats trying to feed the narrative that Trump supporters are domestic terrorists who must be monitored?

This is coming from the same people who brought you the Russian collusion hoax and Ukrainegate.

Coincidentally, it also comes on the day that Rep. Mike Campbell (D-CA) reintroduced a gun control bill that would require background checks on all purchases of firearms. This bill passed the House in February 2019, but failed in the Senate.

And on Monday, Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) reintroduced a bill intended to “close what has become known as the ‘Charleston loophole.’ That loophole allowed Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine people in 2015 at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., to buy a handgun even though he should have been barred from purchasing the weapon. In a statement, Clyburn said that the House is expected to vote on that legislation next week.”

Remember that days before former President Trump’s second impeachment trial began, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arranged for Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died from as yet undisclosed injuries sustained on Jan. 6, to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

Tuesday’s announcement follows recent testimony from acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. Last Thursday, she warned members of the House Appropriations Committee that militias tied to the Jan. 6 incursion “have stated their desire to blow up the Capitol” and kill as many people as possible when Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union Address.

She told lawmakers:

We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6th have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union – which we know that date has not been identified. So based on the information, we think that it’s prudent that Capitol Police maintain its enhanced and robust security posture until we address those vulnerabilities moving forward.

If only law enforcement officials had been this vigilant prior to Jan. 6. But I suppose they didn’t have to justify the presence of a large number of National Guard troops or an eight-foot-tall, three-mile-long security fence complete with coils of concertina wire.

Suffice it to say, the latest warning from the Capitol Police is all about Pelosi fostering her latest narrative. It’s about optics. It always is.

 

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of The American Crisis. She is also a contract writer at The Western Journal and a previous contributor to RedState, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist. Her articles have appeared on HotAir, Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN and other sites. Elizabeth is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother!

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  1. I recall visiting the Nation’s Capitol years ago: walking in the joint Congress building, unmolested by Any security. It felt like being a Free person able to checkout our government without infringement. Then a few years later visiting again, seeing the solid steel pop up posts were being installed on street intersections and a new tunnel being built to add entry to Congress after each person was searched. They used above ground trailers for awhile as check points for us commons while the elites walked on by. Never made it back into congress. White House tours were cancelled and eventually opened only to school children.
    I believe one still needs Congressional approval to enter the White House, if at all without celebrity or huge political donation. Oh, and remedy our current poor national guardsmen/women sleeping in parking garages, fed decrepit rations like many GIs did in southwest Asia during Gulf Wars…
    Such is the condition of our police state. Not unlike other world leaders building walls and ultra security to separate them from any perceived danger; save being shot with high powered rifles while playing baseball, homes attacked and families threatened/harassed or the occasional few dozen nuts climbing walls and breaching drawn down city police just in time to elicit mass media panic before a federal election.
    But I digress. How benign to shoot at/hit some legislators, suffer same party affiliation families to physical and emotional trama while never enjoying the same suffering, but faking harm and pointing–always pointing their inciting violence and animus towards innocent, God fearing people…

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