Joe Biden was Certified as the 46th President of the United States after Pence announced Biden/Harris’s Victory at 3:46 am and 5:00 am this morning. Congress completed their count at 3:40 am. Congress ratified the results and Trump has issued an statement saying there will be an “orderly transition” on the 20th. Hopefully no other major incident happens like the storming of the Capitol (can’t believe I’m writing this!!!) till his inauguration. while my primary work is within the nuclear field I also work closely with government security. Today is nothing but meetings about this incident and ensuring it doesn’t happen again + plans for inauguration. Short of an Atlanta sized protest, there will likely be enough firepower, military and police presence to put down anything that comes next. Yesterday was a massive amount of egg on our face and its going to be used as a go to example about what happens when you let security get lax for the next 50 years. I lived in D.C. for Obama’s first inauguration. In Foggy Bottom, so close to the WH and mall. Security was insane46th President – He Is A New Hope Shirt. All the streets were closed, military and police cars everywhere. No traffic, even some streets at the university were closed to only people with college ID or law enforcement.
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I bet there’s a lot of finger pointing and arguing going on behind the scenes over what went wrong. Looking at whats happened in riots elsewhere we were lucky the rioters were happy just wondering the halls and causing general mischief and mayhem once they took the building and not trying to burn it down or kill it’s occupants. The process is much calmer than that. A select small group is going to get reamed for decision making on that day; however, security situations are vastly different from private sector discussions. There will be a full investigation, someone will either get fired or reprimanded then a new process will be put into place, funds allocated or reallocated and a series of new procedures developed to better assess dangers in the future. No is going to argue about what went wrong. 46th President – He Is A New Hope ShirtThe only argument will come in on how to improve. Probably physical changes made to capitol grounds based on how the protestors gained access. Seems like the police had trouble plugging all the holes. I agree, I was thinking more adding something to prevent people from scaling the walls and gaining access though things that were not meant to be accessed. Leave it open but allow it to be converted to defensible if needed.
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Congress are people too and they deserve the same protection as we do. Some of those people yesterday were going in there to hurt them. Agreed. But honestly this is more about protecting the building from a large event. Nothing like this has ever happened before. This is my concern.46th President – He Is A New Hope Shirt I think we’ll definitely have intrusive restrictions permanently. I understand having restrictions for big events, but day-to-day, I like having access to Capitol Hill. Agreed. Living in D.C. for a few years and even interen on the Hill, it was that last government building where there really was/is access to the people. I really hope they don’t cut it down. Ugh good point. Remember the barricades around basically every notable building after 9/11? How they gradually went from k rails to cement pillars? I mocked them at the time, calling them “liberty barriers,” but they became permanent. They are still, to me, a physical reminder of the freedoms and peace, ones we didn’t know we had, that we lost that day.