Capitol Hill Police continue to suggest permanent fencing around Capitol may be required

In a Monday statement the U.S. Capitol Police suggested the potential need for permanent fencing around the U.S. Capitol.

“We believe enhancements to the Capitol complex’s physical infrastructure are required,” The USCP said in a statement, linking Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman previous call for permanent fencing.

“We also agree we need to increase our manpower and overall response capabilities. The Department will continue to work with our congressional stakeholders and law enforcement partners as we strengthen our security measures at the Capitol, the statement adds.

January 28th, Pittman said “In light of recent events, I can unequivocally say that vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces in close proximity to the Capitol.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert, called for the removal of the fencing in a video posted Monday, mockingly calling the structure “Fort Pelosi.”

“It’s time to cut the crap and remember this is the people’s House. Madam Speaker, tear down this wall,” Boebert declared.