Members of the U.S. Senate were recently offered satellite phones that will allow them to communicate in the case of a “man-made” or natural disaster, according to a report.
Citing numerous people familiar with the matter, CBS News reported all 100 senators were recently offered the phones.
More than 50 took Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson up on the offer.
The network reported Gibson said the phones were offered last month as a means “to ensure a redundant and secure means of communication during a disruptive event.”
Gibson reportedly demonstrated the phones.
Senators who agreed to take the devices were urged to keep them close by during travel.
It is not known exactly what type of satellite phones the lawmakers were given.
It was also not reported which lawmakers accepted the phones. Each device was paid for with federal funding, and service will be offered at no expense to those who are in possession of them.
CBS News reported the availability of the technology was one part of a broader effort to bolster security for members of Congress following the January 2021 incursion at the U.S. Capitol.
However, Gibson implied the devices could come in handy in the event of some sort of disaster.
CBS reported: “Gibson said the phones are a security backstop in the case of an emergency that ‘takes out communications’ in part of America. Federal funding will pay for the satellite airtime needed to utilize the phone devices.
“A Department of Homeland Security advisory said satellite phones are a tool for responding to and coordinating government services in the case of a ‘man-made’ or natural disaster that wipes out communication.”
It is unclear if Gibson or others in top leadership positions within the federal government have reason to anticipate such an event.
Gibson has been in her role since March 2021 and spent more than three decades in the U.S. military prior to that.
Her appointment was announced by Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York in March 2021.
I'm excited to announce the leadership team at the Senate Sergeant at Arms:
Lieutenant General Karen Gibson
This is the first time in history the office will be led by a team of women, and we know they'll be successful.https://t.co/djPut773WK
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 3, 2021
During 33 years of service, she held numerous high-profile roles in the intelligence and cybersecurity communities.
She served as the director of Intelligence for U.S. Central Command from 2017 to 2019.
They are up to no good. Probably preparing for when our power grid gets hit by China or Russia or our own overloading it with all the additional electric cars and stoves and dryers they’re mandating.
issue the whole POS government Cyanide pills, I mean vaccines…..
“DON’T FORGET”~ the news states “IF” El NINO is as bad as scientist predicts we will be facing rolling “BLACK OUTS” because the “50 YR. OLD POWER GRIDS” can’t w/stand the additional consumption of electricity!!
“BUT” yet, look how many “ILLEGAL ALIENS” (15 + MILLION OF RECENT) & others that moved from other states are burdening the new states they moved to & all the hype there pushing about “EV’s” & other “CLIMATE CHANGE” crap they are trying to push on us!!!
Cali is used to rolling brown outs, “BUT” this is something different & will affect millions!!!
Gotta push “ALL” this technology into the faces of America to bring the future forward w/current & updated ways to push America forward, “BUT” how are they to fix the current issues that have been left unanswered~ the “OUTDATED” power grids is on top of the “MUST DO” list???
Will those that are funneling “ALL” those incentives & kickbacks address these issues as they have already passed an “INFRACTSTRUCTURE” bill that “REFUSES” to acknowledge the existing issues that will continue to plague America until they address & fix accordingly to meet the standards they are in “HIGH” demanding!!??
“BUT” yet, Texas can suffer for they are “INDEPENDENT” & “NOT” on the national grid system~ hmm, is that why JB invited well over 15 million “ILLEGAL ALIENS” to come to America as a form of punishment because Texas “REFUSES” to comply???
Either way, the burden is laid upon our government that either tries to address these types of issues & get resolve /becoming complacent as per norm, no matter what “YOU ARE SCREWED IF YOU ENTRUST THE GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THESE TYPE OF ISSUES /ANY ISSUES THAT INVOLVE THOSE 3 KEY WORDS AS PER OATH~”PROTECT, HONOUR & DEFEND” AMERICA”
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE OATH OF OFFICE WAS APPLIED~ THEY HARD COLD TRUTH WAS WHEN TRUMP WAS IN OFFICE WHETHER YOU LIKE IT /NOT FACTS ARE FACTS & “NOW” LOOK HOW FAR DOWN HAS AMERICA BECOME… SMDH
“TRUTH” be known, just like those 80 million voters chose “GRAMPS” over Trump & “NOW” look @ where & what America has become~ a “3rd SHITHOLE” & this cesspool needs to be “PURGED “it’s that toxic & “DON’T” even bother thinking about how the children will inherit the earth…
Best prepare for SHTF if you are not already !
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Why can’t I bill the Senate for my phone while not disclosing my name? So we paid & continue to pay for service for these phones but aren’t ‘allowed’ to know who has possession of them. Sick of All government thievery.