Acting chief of Capitol Police calls for permanent fence

Acting chief of Capitol Police calls for permanent fence
Fox 5 D.C. video

[Ed. – It’s not clear if she’s suggesting a fence around the entire complex, including the House and Senate office buildings, or just the Capitol building itself.]

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tells FOX 5 the mood is tense.

“I’ll be very candid with you – as I came into the building this morning, one of the Capitol Police officers followed me down the hall and just said, ‘Senator, please be careful out there.’ These are very challenging times. …” said Kaine.

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Facing a possible “no confidence” vote by the US Capitol Police union, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman issued a statement defending her actions since the January 6 riots:

“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. 

“I look forward to working with Congress on identifying the security improvements necessary to ensure the safety and security of the Congress and the U.S. Capitol.”

She made the statement following a security assessment of the “entire complex” conducted by Capitol police.

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