Capitol Architect: No Threat To Justify $872,000 State Of The Union Fence

  • The architect of the U.S. Capitol said today that police charged with protecting the facility received no threats in advance of President Joe Biden’s Tuesday State of the Union address that would have justified the erection of a metal fence around the campus.
  • Brett Blanton told the House Committee on House Administration, however, that House and Senate officials were still recommending added security during the president’s visit and speech, and he decided that the cheapest solution would be a fence.