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Capitol Police Request 60-Day Extension of National Guard Protection

The request was made by Capitol Police and is being reviewed by the Pentagon

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Democratic Representative from Michigan, Elissa Slotkin, said a request was made in the past 36 hours to keep the National Guard deployed at the Capitol for at least two more months. The request was made by Capitol Police and is being reviewed by the Pentagon, defense officials told the Associated Press.

The request comes after “intelligence uncovered a ‘possible plot’ by a militia group to storm the building” leaving law enforcement on high alert reports the AP. Reportedly, the alleged plot is tied to “the far-right conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon supporters that former President Donald Trump will rise again to power on March 4, the original presidential inauguration day” according to AP.

Rep. Slotkin said the Guard is searching for volunteers from around the country to fulfill the 60- day extension request. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations but confirmed the request is under review and states are assessing the availability of their troops if approval is given. Currently, the over 5,000 Guard members in D.C. are scheduled to leave on March 12, at the scheduled end of their mission.

Safety surrounding the Capitol has been a partisan issue as of late after Trump supporters were able to gain access and storm the Capitol on January 6th. Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe, said of the request, “it’s outrageous. That’s not what they’re supposed to be, that’s not their mission. We have the Capitol Police, that is their mission.”

Rep. Slotkin said members have expressed concern; “we want to understand what the plan is. None of us like looking at the fencing, the gates, the uniformed presence around the Capitol. We can’t depend on the National Guard for our security.” Slotkin said on her way to her office on Thursday, “I’m not going to let these guys scare me away.”

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  1. Jim Morris

    March 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    The NG is there to create a Democrat illusion that ‘white nationalist’ Trump supporters are going to violently storm the Capitol (the way BLM supporters riot, loot, burn and kill, to which Democrats turn a blind eye and more than that, encourage). It’s another attempt to demonize and vilify conservative white people and paint all other’s as ‘victims’ who need protection. It’s an outrage.

  2. Elisabeth brehm

    March 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    This is nothing more than a prolog and a stunt at our expense. Antifa and BLM were the agitators. It was horrible but Trump aupporters were not there to cause trouble. It is really disgusting how truth is manipulated.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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