Happening Now: US Capitol Fences Going Back Up

U.S. Capitol Fences Return

(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Happening Now: Whether out of fear of domestic or international terrorists, the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, is being fenced in again for security reasons as President Joe Biden prepares to appear before a joint session of Congress next week to deliver his State of the Union address to the nation.

You can watch a video clip below of what a portion of the Capitol looks like as the security fences are being reinstalled.

It will be the first time since the pandemic began that all members of Congress and the cabinet will be invited to attend. However, there will still be strict COVID-19 protocols as ordered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after consultation with medical staff.

According to Fox News:

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently announced that all members of Congress – House and Senate – may attend the speech in person…

“Pelosi’s office released guidelines for attendance at the speech from the House Sergeant-at-Arms Office after consulting with the Capitol Office of the Attending Physician. The memo stressed that those in attendance ‘must adhere to social distancing guidelines regarding seating separation distances.’ Those present ‘must avoid physical contact with all other individuals.’ And, then the bigger: those present ‘must continuously wear an issued, FDA-authorized, KN95 or N95 mask that completely covers the nose and mouth.'”

However, most House Republicans have refused to wear masks in the Capitol, and most Senators are no longer wearing them. So, it remains to be seen next week during the speech who does and does not comply with the guidelines Pelosi has issued.