Driver rams Capitol barricade, deaths, and of course Boebert

hat tip to annieli from Daily Kos

Friday, Apr 2, 2021 · 12:44:44 PM MDT · annieli

Presser: Capitol Police Chief PIttman reports: incident was at the north side of the perimeter. one of the injured officers has died.

Friday, Apr 2, 2021 · 12:51:03 PM MDT · annieli

There is video of the incident. The suspect was not previously known to law enforcement. US Capitol Police and Metro DC Police spoke. Presser ends. The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, Apr 2, 2021 · 1:44:04 PM MDT · annieli

25 year-old Noah Green from Indiana was the deceased driver. The vehicle had Virginia plates.

and of course…

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  1. wade norris says:

    This:

    Forty-two Republican House members sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Friday, urging her to allow security fencing around the Capitol to be taken down.

    The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), sounded the alarm over proposals to implement the fencing permanently after it was erected after the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, noting that high-profile events like the inauguration are over.

    “We write with concerns about the security measures and enhanced fencing around the U.S. Capitol even though high profile events like the inauguration are over. In particular, we are concerned with recent reports that the fencing surrounding the Capitol may become permanent,” they wrote.

    “We are willing to have an honest debate about providing Capitol Hill Police with the resources they need to be better prepared without turning the Capitol into a permanent fortress. To that end, we urge you to remove the barbed wire fencing surrounding the Capitol and send the National Guard troops home to their families. It’s time. It’s time for healing and it's time for the removal of the fencing so the nation may move forward.”

     

    42 Representatives by State

    Barry Moore Alabama
    Jerry L. Carl Alabama
    Robert B. Aderholt Alabama

    Andy Biggs Arizona
    David Schweikert Arizona
    Debbie Lesko Airzona

    Rick Crawford Arkansas

    Doug LaMalfa California

    Doug Lamborn Colorado
    Ken Buck Colorado
    Lauren Boebert Colorado

    Kat Cammack Florida

    Andrew Clyde Georgia
    Jody Hice Georgia

    James R. Baird Indiana
    Jim Banks Indiana

    Andy Harris MD Maryland

    Michael Guest Mississippi
    Trent Kelly Mississippi

    Matthew Rosendale Montana

    Yette Herrell New Mexico

    Dan Bishop North Carolina
    Madison Cawthorn North Carolina

    Bob Gibbs  Ohio
    Warren Davidson Ohio

    Fred Keller Pennsylvania
    Scott Perry Pennsylvania

    Jeff Duncan South Carolina
    Nancy Mace South Carolina
    Ralph Norman South Carolina

    Dusty Johnson South Dakota

    John Rose  Tennessee
    Scott DesJarlais Tennessee

    Beth Van Duyne Texas
    Brian Babin, DDS Texas
    Chip Roy Texas
    Jodey C.Arrington Texas
    Randy K. Weber Texas
    Ronny L. Jackson Texas

    Bob Good  Virginia

    Glenn Grothman Wisconsin

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    The barbed wire fencing had nothing to do with this particular attempt at incursion.  So Boebert (and the others) are red herrings to this particular event. 

    I've driven through LOTS of security gates, police checkpoints, military facility traffic control, and so on.  I cannot remember a single instance where I could have rammed two officers with my vehicle.  Anyone have an explanation of procedures why such a thing would happen?

     

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