It’s been greater than every week for the reason that revolt on the U.S. Capitol, however many questions nonetheless stay, says WBZ-TV Political Analyst Jon Keller: Why have been panic buttons ripped out of Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s workplace forward of the riot? Why did it take so lengthy for the Nationwide Guard to reply? Why, allegedly, did some members of Congress give excursions to protestors?
All of that uncertainty has led to a heightened anxiousness within the nation’s capital, Keller informed GBH’s Morning Version Host Joe Mathieu Friday. He spoke to Mathieu from Washington, D.C.
“Native speak reveals are filled with fearful voices, individuals speculating about how weak the town could also be not simply to a home terrorist assault, however to some sort of international assault,” he stated.
Keller stated he can sense uneasiness in D.C. forward of Joe Biden’s inauguration subsequent week, even for a metropolis accustomed to safety threats.
“Individuals are on edge right here,” Keller stated. “That is essentially the most closely policed metropolis within the nation in regular occasions, and now it’s a complete armed camp.”
Watch: Keller on the anxiousness felt within the nation’s captial
Anxiousness is excessive even amongst members of Congress, who Keller says are questioning one another’s loyalty.
“How does our authorities go ahead in an setting the place you don’t even belief the individuals sitting subsequent to you? It’s actually a large number,” he stated.
As extra tales emerge within the aftermath of the violence, Keller famous that the assault seems to be much more violent than initially portrayed, and stated anybody who participated ought to be prosecuted.
“I actually can’t escape, Joe, the sense that we don’t even but know the half of the story of what really went on right here, how unhealthy it was, and who was actually behind it,” Keller stated.