In a stunning interview, Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton slammed Congress for shutting down in anticipation of the attack on the Capitol that wasn’t.
The House of Representatives effective shut down on March 3 after receiving word from the Capitol police that they had intelligence of a credible threat in the form of militia planning an attack on the Capitol on March 4. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled all scheduled votes and adjourned for the week.
The Senate did not cancel its scheduled session. In the end, neither the National Guard nor the Capitol Police battled any rioters or protesters because there simply weren’t any.
The whole thing irked Rep. Holmes Norton as she let everyone know during an interview on “Mornings on the Mall.”
“As you may have heard, on March 4, the House left early, because of a threat. You will note that nothing happened on March 4. Now we have a Congress afraid of its shadow,” Holmes Norton said.
“I don’t think there is the kind of threat that could keep us away from the Capitol, [justify] razor wire [around] the Capitol, or fencing around the Capitol. I believe that because the Capitol Police didn’t do their job on Jan. 6, any chatter that looks like there could be a crowd coming, even not a crowd, is all it takes to have them trying to do what they should have done on Jan. 6. That is why Congress itself has got to step in, so that, as you indicate, we don’t militarize our Capitol,” Holmes Norton said responding to co-host Mary Walter’s question about whether members of Congress have seen evidence of recent threats against the Capitol.
There are still some 5,000 National Guard troops in the U.S. Capitol making Washington DC look more like China than the United States. It seems Congress does not worry about protestors and domestic terrorists that have ravaged US cities for the past seven months but are gravely concerned when the “threat” is against them personally.
There is no real threat at this point. The only good part of Congress shutting down for a few days is it slows the damage they are doing to the American people under their progressive agenda.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org