After the riot at the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ordered a massive review of Capitol security.
One of the thought processes behind the bill was to find areas that needed improvement so the training and/or equipment could be funded.
Pelosi is now putting together a piece of legislation that will cost taxpayers roughly $2 billion.
Ready to Go Forward
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was tasked with conducting the review of the riot.
Pelosi says he has been forwarding his recommendations along throughout and now Pelosi is just about ready to throw an additional piece of budget spending to Congress.
The entire probe, however, is not complete, so we have to wonder how you can put out a piece of legislation before the probe has been finished.
Pelosi stated, “We’ll put it forth when it is ready, and it is just about ready now.”
She continued, “I’m talking about General Honoré’s suggestions about what are needed.
“There has been a report about shortcomings in the Capitol Police that must be addressed.
“We’re talking about money, and we want to make sure it is the appropriate amount, nothing less than we need but nothing more than we need and appropriately prioritized to, again, open up the Capitol so that it is the temple of democracy that it is, that people can come and be there with adequate protection.”
Pelosi adds: "We’re ready to go forward", suggesting no need to wait until a probe is complete. pic.twitter.com/KsJ8nYKSFC
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 11, 2021
With a $2 billion budget, expect Republicans to push back as there surely is wasteful spending in the legislation.
When you consider the entire annual operating budget for the Capitol Police is about $460 million, it is rather hard to fathom that $2 billion in training and equipment would be needed to beef up security at the Capitol.
As soon as Pelosi reveals the legislation and we see the probe report, you better believe we will be going over both with a fine-toothed comb to see how much wasteful spending Pelosi as included as well as areas of concern that are not even addressed in the legislation.
Source: Fox News