A task force put together by Congress is recommending a permanent National Guard force in D.C. to protect the nation’s capital:

One proposal is to rotate in forces from around the country or establish a “quick reaction force” that’s permanently in D.C.:

“This could be done by mobilizing military police from Guard elements across the U.S. on rotations of three to six months,” the task force’s report states. “Another option would be to create a QRF that permanently resides within the D.C. Guard by reestablishing a military police battalion and staffing it with active Guard reserve troops who live in or near the city year-round, perpetually on active duty.”

The Capitol police chief endorsed this plan, adding that the fences should stay, too:

We’ll point out that D.C. Dems are not on board with this plan:

And this should be the reaction of everyone:

Based on how much taxpayers spend on the Capitol police, we certainly don’t need all of this:


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