Members of the United States Senate are being issued satellite phones in anticipation of and preparation for a “man-made” disaster that “takes out communications” and renders cell phones, landlines, and the internet useless. The satellite phones are being issued by the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms, a former national intelligence and US Army cyber command officer.
A new report from CBS reveals that the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate is issuing taxpayer-funded satellite phones to US Senators to prepare for a “man-made” disaster that “takes out” all or part of America’s communication systems like landlines, cell phones, and the internet. According to the CBS report, while all 100 US Senators are eligible for the satellite phones, so far, they’ve been issued to roughly half of them.
The partisan makeup of those who’ve received phones is unclear.
In addition to the satellite phones and as reported by CBS, Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson, a former national intelligence and US Army command officer, is also recommending to US Senators new office and home security features, like “duress buttons” and “safety glass to reduce the risk of attacks.”
She’s even set up a “demonstration space” in the basement of the Senate’s Russell Office Building, where Senators can come check out the new taxpayer-funded security and communication products.
While the CBS report did not mention any specifics regarding the “man-made” disaster that Gibson and the US Senate could be preparing for, it did anecdotally mention the J6 US Capitol protests.
The report also mentioned a recent attack on the office of Democrat Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly, which injured two of his staff members.
The attack, which was carried out by an Asian man, was part of a wider spree of assaults in which the man has been charged with an anti-white hate crime. CBS neglected to mention the anti-white aspect of the Connolly office attack in its satellite phone report.
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The issuing of satellite phones to US Senators and the Sergeant at Arms open mentioning of a “man-made” disaster that takes out the US communication system harkens back to the Obama Administration, a time in which the federal government was seemingly obsessed with developing a kill switch to shut off America’s access to the internet at a moment’s notice.
The idea of a kill switch was staunchly supported by then-President Obama who, after Congress failed to pass kill switch legislation, implemented a version of a federal internet kill switch by executive order, giving executive branch agencies the power to control telecommunications and the internet during “natural disasters” and “security emergencies”.