House Republicans call Pelosi out over ‘excessive’ security measures on Capitol Hill

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) is leading a group of some 30 House Republicans who are calling upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to either justify or remove the “excessive” security measures currently in place on Capitol Hill in the wake of a riot there on Jan. 6.

Fox News reported exclusively Friday that the House lawmakers had signed a letter to Pelosi laying out their grievances.

“We write to express our concern with the militarized fencing, excessive security infrastructure, and significant National Guard presence on the ground of the United States Capitol,” the letter reportedly reads.

Dear Pelosi

In their letter, the Republicans specifically referenced a recent announcement by the Pentagon that National Guard troops would remain at the Capitol until March 15 — an occupancy that is estimated to cost American taxpayers $483 million, according to the Daily Caller.

“In light of this staggering announcement, we are asking for a detailed justification for continued National Guard presence and clarity on whether taxpayers will be responsible for this nearly $500 million expenditure,” the letter states.

According to Fox, the Republicans also charge that the “barbed-wire fencing and barriers” that have been erected around the Capitol are “posing logistical difficulties for staff and visitors, as well as preventing the American people from enjoying their nation’s Capitol.”

“Sends the wrong message”

These “excessive” security measures were imposed following the Jan. 6 riot and remained in place as federal agencies warned of potential threats surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. The event came and went without incident, however.

Now, Arrington et al. want to know why troops need to still be stationed on the Hill.

“The events of January 6 were reprehensible, and we understand a temporary need for increased security,” the group of Repubicans wrote in their letter, according to Fox. But “keeping thousands of troops in Washington indefinitely is fiscally irresponsible and sends the wrong message to our nation.”

“Insulting and un-American”

“The American people do not have the luxury of calling in thousands of troops and spending millions of dollars to build barbed-wire fences around their homes when they feel vulnerable,” the letter adds.

It continues: “To indulge Members of Congress — particularly if it is at the taxpayers’ expense — with these excessive measures is insulting and un-American.”

According to Fox, a spokesperson for Pelosi suggested the Republican lawmakers take up the matter with Capitol Police.

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  1. The only thing Democrat’s can actually FIX are elections everything else they destroy (with Pelosi at the wheel) Pelosi and her husband invested one million $ in Dominion voting company in 2002 , no wonder the Democrat’s keep winning across the United States of America.
    Nancy is Biden’s puppeteer.

    1. I had read this, so why has no one gotten this on Fox.
      Pelosi is worth $25MILLION. Let her pay for Sevurity.
      She is in charge of the Capital Police.

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  3. our country is becoming a policed country and it is irreponsible that thousands of national guard be still around our capital. Other countries are going to think that we are a weak country and turning to countries like others that control freedom of people. Our country is a free country and any that want to turn us to socializiam and dictatorship should be oust. Stand up for America that our forefathers visioned for all time.

  4. Pelosi is over the Capitol police and we Americans understand that she is also the only person that calls for the National Guard to be on these grounds. If she is so worried that the guard is still required, then maybe she should step down and let a real politician do the job of Speaker of the House. The National Guard is costing the American taxpayers a fortune and she is doing this without the approval of the taxpayers. What gives her the privilege of spending that much money? If she would do the job that she is supposed to do instead of her childish pranks and revenge against a President that is no longer in office maybe then we could get our country back. She also just pushed through a blll for supposed relief from the pandemic, however, it was loaded with more of her pet projects than true relief. Only about 9 percent is going to pandemic relief the rest of the 1.9 billion is for her other projects.

    1. We don’t need another “REAL POLITICIAN” to do the job of speaker of the communist party of corruption and Anti-Americanism. We need a real “PATRIOT” to get in control and do what is best for WE THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. AMEN steamer. They have all turned against their oath of office and we DO need a patriot in control.

  5. The Capitol police can’t remove the national guard units!!! Miss Nancy, you must be pretty dumb if you did not already know this!!! The guards need to GO HOME!!! Taxpayers do not need to paying the National Guard ANY $$ to protect the people in DC. We are already paying $$ for your protection!! Using the National Guard soldiers = double dipping!!! Double dipping is a BIG NO, N.0!! It is also STUPID!!! Such a waste!!! If you don’t know how to manage efficiency, THEN YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE IN DC ACTING LIKE YOU DO KNOW!!!

  6. Nancy ought to be the one paying for all that instead of taxpayers. She’s the one doing it all against the Americans. Taxpayers ought not pay for her foolishness as she knows we Americans aren’t earning anything since the pandemic. We need to stand up against her and those corruptions.

    1. I said We shouldnt pay our taxes as we do to be squandered by the evil witch of the west. Pelosi needs to be impeached immediately!

  7. Agree with all posts! Piglosi is in charge of the capitol police! She is covering her arse by saying “ talk to the capitol police” she knows they can’t do anything without HER approval! WHAT is she afraid of? Maybe the antifa and blm thugs she hired to riot coming to collect their money? Something is smelly in the capitol building!

    1. I, like Patty, agree with all posts. There is not one criminal activity that has taken place that doesn’t have Pelosi and the rest of the “swamp’s” name on the list. I hope the Rep Party starts to have some backbone to stand up against the Dems and their evil schemes. We don’t get through one thing, before they are planning another. They are already planning on the 2022 Elections you can bet on that, so I hope the Reps are out there doing whatever it takes to combat their efforts in trying to manipulate the votes again. With all these illegals coming in the Reps had better have a plan ready to cope with that issue. God Bless our country and please get rid of the “dead heads” in the Rep. Party.

  8. So I’ve heard there’s a civil war possible between the Republicans and Democrats. Well, what do we need…someone to make the first move? Well, here it is. I’m a Republican. Up your a** Joe Biden and all you dumb f**** that follow him. There…it’s started. Let’s get it on.

  9. Corruption is Deep within! Will they ever be held accountable for their crimes? Sense No one’s above the Law’s.

  10. I am totaly convenced that we canot let Democrats have 4 years before the next presidenal election Biden & Harris and most of the Democratic party leaders have to go, i don’t care where but go but get the hell out, we want Donald J Trump back in the white house were he should have been, this election was not honest.

  11. Why is all that security needed around the crooked politicians yet Biden is allowing thousands upon thousands of illegals and criminals to cross our southern borde

    1. will all these ILLEGALS have the opportunity to vote in the next election? Just who do you think they will vote for? The guy who opened the door and let them in, or the guy who made them wait to come in and do it right? They (the demo-gods) are setting themselves up another election that won’t need stuffing ballot boxes. You know , I wouldn’t have a problem with illegals if they would come here wanting to embrase our way of life. But they come here wanting to get a foot hold on citizenship and then want to change our(Americans) way of life. If they want in so bad heres how to show us… Come here , swear allegiance to the united states and go into our armed forces for 6 years . While in there they can study about the constitution and take the legalization test when they have completed their tour of duty. Meanwhile their families are not permitted into our country until that time . We should not have to pay for that while we have homeless , starving , United States citizens walking our streets.
      And pelosi and the california voters who put her there for 40 years can kiss my ***!

  12. I commented what you say at the C-PAC today , and YOU TUBE SENSORED ME ! disabling my ability to comment during PRESIDENT TRUMP’S Speech !

  13. You can build a fence and you can surround yourself with all the troops you can call in, but nothing is going to save your sorry soul from the wrath of God. Try to keep God out. You have angered Him. Now you have to pay.

  14. Pelosi knows that the American people hate her evil as , so she wants to waste the Tax payers money on the Troops to save her Corrupt as from being hung.

  15. Please tell me that some of these national guard troops were not from the great state of Texas? Could they’ve been used in Texas this last week?

  16. THE MAIN REASON THE DEMS ARE MAINTAINING THE TROOPS, BARBED WIRE FENCING, ET AL, IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY ARE GUILTY OF DOING WRONG STEALING THE ELECTION AND MAKING VERY BAD DECISIONS FOR OUR PEOPLE AND NATION …HABITUALLY.

    IN THEIR GUILT & PARANOIA, THEY THINK THEY ARE PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM A FORCEFUL REMOVAL LIKE THE ONE THEY SCHEMED TO PERPETRATE ON PRES. TRUMP IN HIS REMAINING DAYS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

    THEIR IRRATIONAL THINKING PREVENTS THEM FROM REALIZING THAT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WITH THIS UNCIVILIZED BEHAVIORAL DISORDER AND THOSE THEY ENLIST & INDOCTRINATE TO RIOT, BURN, PLUNDER.

    SINCE THEY ADVOCATE FOR CANCELLING/DEFUNDING OUR POLICE FORCE & MILITARY, THEY FEAR THAT WITHOUT MARTIAL LAW, NONE OF THESE SECURITY TROOPS WILL COME RUNNING TO THEIR DEFENSE SHOULD THEY CALL.

    ISN’T IT INTERESTING THAT THEY ARE NOW “DEFUNDING” OUR TROOPS BY PAYING MILLIONS TO MAINTAIN MARTIAL LAW?

    OUR GOV’T. & JUSTICE SYSTEM HAD BETTER GET THEIR NOSES OUT OF “BETTER HOMES & GARDENS”, SNAP TO ATTENTION, AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS DEM NATION OF DOUBLE STANDARDS, ILLEGALITY, IDIOCY, LUNACY THEY ARE CREATING AND EXPECTING US TO LIVE IN.

    THERE JUST ISN’T ENOUGH EXCEDRIN DOUBLE STRENGTH TO GO AROUND.

  17. The Demonrats haven’t been Americans for decades so why do they keep getting elected???? Oh yeah……the parasites.

  18. Joe and the ho and Piglosi have to go!!! Impeach, impeach, impeach! Cut ol’ nanny off at the knees! She is a pariah on our country! The “ enemy in OUR house”!!

  19. Keep in mind when Biden goes down with Alzheimer’s Harris becomes President and Pelosi becomes Vice president. Unless something drastic happens.

  20. “Take it up with the Capitol Police”?? NO, WE THE PEOPLE (our “true” representatives) are taking this up with the INDIVIDUAL WHO CAUSED IT – – -the communist whore named pelosi! SHE WILL ANSWER, one way or another and should she refuse – -BY ALL MEANS order US Marshalls to arrest her, turn her over to the military, for a tribunal, for treason and fraud. STOP WASTING TIME AND MONEY – -do it NOW!

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