Should we provide more protection for members of Congress?

Following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., the debate has begun over whether members of Congress should be provided with more security.

As I understand it, only the congressional leadership is eligible for full-time security. The rest of the members of Congress get security only in and around the Capitol.

It would certainly be a large investment to provide security for all 435 members of the House and 100 members of the Senate, but as we saw this past weekend, leaving members of Congress vulnerable to attacks also carries a great cost.

What should be done?

One thought on “Should we provide more protection for members of Congress?

  1. Crybabies!!Politicians are not the only ones that have to fear crazies.Teachers, doctors,policemen and lawyers all have their share of threats.What makes politicians think they’re so special?One congressperson gets shot and they start whimpering.

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