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McConnell Says Capitol Security Reminds Him of Visit to Kabul

  • He sees an overreaction in wake of extended Guard deployment
  • Dick Durbin, a top Senate Democrat, calls razor wire ‘ghastly’

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday criticized the continued massive security presences in and around the U.S. Capitol since the Jan. 6 riot as an overreaction that doesn’t match any threat.

“I think we are way overreacting to the current need,” McConnell said when asked about security measures.