Army Secretary says 'seven-foot non-scalable fence' to protect Capitol following breach

The move comes after the U.S. Capitol building was breached on Wednesday.

Updated: January 7, 2021 - 6:45pm

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Following the breach of the U.S. Capitol that occurred on Wednesday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday that a fence was being constructed.

"At 9:00 a.m. this morning we began erecting a seven-foot non-scalable fence" from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue and from First Street to somewhere near a pond in front of the Capitol. The fence will remain up the next 30 days at a minimum.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday afternoon delivered a brief statement saying the the Trump administration condemned the violence that occurred on Wednesday

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