Norton Pushes for Takedown of Capitol Fencing, Calls for More Modern ProtectionEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A Democrat congresswoman is pushing to have the fencing that remains up around the U.S. Capitol taken down, arguing that authorities can protect the area with more modern solutions. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) last week introduced a new act that would prohibit the installation of permanent fencing on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol complex, in part to respond to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman’s call for a permanent perimeter fence. “I’m perfectly aware that security officials think that there is some need for the fencing in the near term, and I have understood that there’s been a concern that it should go several months longer than I had anticipated. I’m sure that that’s based on intelligence,” Norton told The Epoch Times. “But my aim, and the aim of my bill, is to make sure that the nation’s capital does not look like an authoritarian regime, but that the openness …Read More

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