Democrats’ obsession with conspiracy theories is a major factor in fencing at the U.S. Capitol not coming down over two months after the Jan. 6 storming of the building, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) alleged Saturday.
“No one on the outside can get into the Capitol. It is only staffers and and members of Congress who are allowed at the people’s house, at our nation’s capital. This is complete bonkers, that we are keeping people out of the United States Capitol. There’s clearly not a threat. There was nothing that happened on March 4. The Democrats are obsessed with conspiracy theories, and they won’t let them go,” Boebert said on Fox News’ “Justice with Jeanine.”
“We have a border fence around the people’s house with miles of razor wire and Speaker Pelosi wants to keep it up,” she said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)’s office has not returned requests for comment on whether she supports the fencing remaining in place indefinitely. She told reporters last week that thousands of National Guard troops, who have been in Washington since Jan. 6 and are patrolling openings in the fence, will stay “as long as they are needed.”
The Capitol Police also last week requested the Pentagon extend the Guard support past March 12. The request came after the agency said it obtained intelligence showing a “possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group” on March 4. A joint intelligence bulletin issued on March 2 by the Justice Department, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security claimed that domestic violent extremists might target the Capitol on March 4 or March 20.
Nothing ended up happening on March 4.
A number of lawmakers have made certain allegations about the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, including alleging no Antifa activists were involved. At least one self-described activist was charged in the breach.
Lawmakers on both sides, meanwhile, oppose the fencing, arguing it’s creating a totalitarian atmosphere.
“If we’re not going to use a fence at the border, why should we use a fence at the Capitol?” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told The Epoch Times in February.
Boebert noted that Pelosi does not support a fence at the southern border while the Biden administration is pushing to curtail the number of deportations of illegal immigrants.
“And if they pass H.R. 1 through the Senate, the Democrats will have millions of illegal voters, some of them criminals, to help Democrats keep their control in 2022. I want the wall to come down. I want our National Guard to go home and stop this nonsense,” she added.
House Democrats passed H.R. 1, or the For the People Act, on March 3. The bill would enact a number of voting system reforms. Its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, where Republicans hold half the seats.