With the heavy military presence for a few weeks, it seemed as though the idea that Washington, DC becoming the newest military base was a fact. However, since the garage incident, I am sure you heard about the Governors have recalled the National Guard troops they had lent to the administration. There still is quite a presence in the area around the Capitol but the blocked streets are mostly open and the military vehicles are almost all gone as well.
The fence though remains just as daunting as ever with each entrance manned by 5 or more police officers and at least two National Guard members. While tension remains in the city each day more and more people seem to be going out and moving around. Some sort of normalcy seems to be returning to the area. Access to the Capitol Offices though is extremely restricted as you have to have a Congressional ID to enter. I was supposed to meet with the Chief of Staff for the Congressman I am working for but that plan was scrambled when I was unable to go to the office even with my roommate who has an ID.
It will be interesting to see how tomorrow shakes out as I have not heard from the person I need to about my information being processed and good to go. I am positive I also will not be at the office at 9am since the place to get an ID does not open until 9 itself and is on the otherside of the Capitol. We shall see I guess!