On Wednesday, a Republican senator demanded the closure of the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco after federal workers were told to work from home because of the high crime rate.
Senator Ernst of Iowa’s Republican party has recently remarked that the building should be closed until the “danger to public safety” has been removed.
According to her, working at a Department of Health and Human Services building shouldn’t be putting your health at risk or your life, but former Speaker Pelosi and the other leftist politicians have allowed criminal mayhem to take over the streets of San Francisco.”
Ernst went on to say that she wants the Speaker Nancy Pelosi Federal Building to be locked down. She asked why taxpayers should keep the lights on in Nancy Pelosi’s “haunted house” if they’ve been forced to abandon it.
She requested that the General Services Administration, which oversees the building, consider closing it in a letter she sent on Wednesday.
Ernst said drug addicts openly shoot up, snort, and smoke narcotics in the plaza, making it a potentially hazardous open-air drug bazaar. She went on to say that overdoses are “a commonplace horror,” with over 30 deaths and almost 150 suspected overdoses reported on the block around the federal building so far this year. Ernst said that even though a fence has been installed, drug addicts and sellers continue to assemble at the square.
Ernst mentioned that the Bay Area is home to at least five additional federal government buildings. She also said that just around 10% of the center’s office space was being used at the time. The senator asked the GSA to detail how many government employees utilize the space daily and which departments had mandated remote work.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services employees were told to telecommute “for the foreseeable future” in August due to the area’s escalating crime rate.
HHS, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the office of Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi are all located in the 18-story federal building at Seventh Street and Mission.
Federal Protective Services has intensified patrols in response to rising security concerns, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. According to the news source, some workers have asked to be escorted in and out of the premises.