Congressional Democrats have painted President Donald Trump’s border security fence (The Wall) as a symbol of “hate and racism” and even a ‘monument to white supremacy,’ but now some of these same Democrats are refusing to say they support permanent fencing to be erected around the U.S. Capitol.
The acting chief of the US Capitol Police, Chief Yogananda D Pittman, has announced she wants the current and temporary security fence surrounding the Capitol to be made permanent.
“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,” said chief Yogananda D Pittman in a statement.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (D) mocked the idea of a permanent fence around the Capitol, tweeting that this fence was “the first wall the Democrats support.”
During the 2020 presidential election cycle, then-vice president Joe Biden promised to stop the building of the border security wall. Biden won the election, and no sooner than he took the oath of office, Biden signed an executive order to halt the construction of Trump’s border wall.