The House GOP leadership is now pushing its members hard to block a new bill that would increase security at the Capitol in the wake of the January 6th riot.
As The Hill reports:
House GOP leaders are urging Republicans to vote against a $1.9 billion supplemental appropriations bill to bolster security at the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Republican leaders aren’t conducting a formal whip effort against the bill ahead of Thursday’s vote, but they are saying their members should vote against it, according to a spokesperson for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). Most Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation.
The vote comes a day after all but 35 House Republicans voted against legislation to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Rep. Kay Granger (Texas), the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said the Capitol security spending bill is a “one-sided solution” that doesn’t have buy-in from the Senate.
Almost all Democrats and even some Republicans seem hell-bent on turning the ‘People’s house’ into a fortress, something foreign to any historic American. norms.