Republican Border Hawks Note Capitol Fence For Biden Address

Republicans took notice of the fact that the U.S. Capitol building put up a metal barrier ahead of President Joe Biden’s State of The Union Address there this week in anticipation of potential demonstrations by People Demand and the Climate Justice Alliance to oppose Israel’s ongoing offense against Hamas in Gaza after the terrorist group’s deadly attack in October.

Some border hawks in Congress who are not pleased with the public strain on resources, crime, drugs, and violence pouring over President Biden’s open border noticed Biden must understand physical barriers work for security even though he has not used that solution at the southern border with Mexico — and even ordered federal agents to cut through border fences.

“We are aware of some potential demonstrations in the area,” U.S. Capitol Police told the Washington Examiner in a statement. “Physical security is part of a comprehensive security plan with our federal and local law enforcement partners. Together it is our job to maximize the safety of all of the attendees and to ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible.”

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, “Remember this when @POTUS talks about the border tonight. Biden doesn’t hesitate to put a barrier up for his speech in Washington but refuses to build a wall and secure the southern border.” Someone replied, “Walls & fences for me, but not for thee.”

“Now do the border,” wrote Rep. Mike Collins (R-GA). Someone replied, “Why does he get protection? But not the American People. Smh.” Another said, “Greg Abbott needs to send a few bus loads of illegals and drop them off right in front of the capitol.”

“I wish Joe Biden would do this at the southern border,” Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) wrote.

“The American people cannot afford to continue suffering under Joe Biden and the Left’s reckless spending levels and failed policies that have led to the unprecedented crisis at our southern border,” Nehls wrote in a press release in January after voting against an appropriations bill with no border security.