House Democrats were warned about possible violent pro-Trump protests in Washington, DC, in the lead-up to Biden's inauguration
- Capitol Police on Monday night briefed
HouseDemocrats about emerging threats involving President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.
- Lawmakers were informed of at least three planned protests in Washington, DC, in the coming days, HuffPost reported.
- The FBI warned in a Tuesday bulletin that Trump supporters are planning "armed protests" at the US Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings in the days leading up to next Wednesday's inauguration.
- Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and House Speaker
Nancy Pelosihave also received violent threats, the FBI said.
Lawmakers were informed during a call with the Capitol Police of at least three plans to organize protests or attack Democrats in the coming days, HuffPost first reported. One plan reportedly involves the president's supporters surrounding the Capitol, Supreme Court, and the White House on Inauguration Day in an attempt to block or attack Democratic officials."They were talking about 4,000 armed 'patriots' to surround the Capitol and prevent any Democrat from going in," Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, told CNN on Tuesday. He added that Trump supporters planning the next violent riot have distributed "rules of engagement" instructing the group on when to use firearms.
The FBI warned in a bulletin this week that Trump supporters are planning "armed protests" at the US Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings in the days leading up to next Wednesday's inauguration. Some people are threatening action if
Federal officials are sending at least 10,000 National Guard troops to Washington, DC, by Saturday and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is urging people to stay away from the city during the inaugural events.Senators will receive a briefing from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Secret Service on Tuesday afternoon, NBC News reported. FBI officials are also scheduled to brief lawmakers on Tuesday for the first time about how law enforcement responded to last Wednesday's insurrection. Expanded Coverage Module: capitol-siege-module
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