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Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen sends a “clear message” to the mob
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen (Jeffrey Rosen) sent a “clear message” to anyone attempting violence at the upcoming inauguration.
The Justice Department will “do not tolerate any” swearing in of any attempt to undermine the president-elect Biden, and next week, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen warned Wednesday.
Rosen described the attack on the U.S. Capitol a week ago in the videotape as an “unbearable, shocking and tragic event” in American history. The FBI warned that protests (which may be violent in some cases) may begin to spread across the country on Sunday.
Rosen vowed not to be destroyed again next week.
Rosen said: “I want to send a clear message to anyone considering violence, threats of violence, or other criminal acts.” No tolerance.”
Rosen added that federal, state and local law enforcement officials will reject any attempt to forcibly occupy government buildings.
Rosen said: “There is no reason for violence, vandalism or any other illegal acts.” “We will spare no effort to protect public safety in the next few days.”
“Everyone is on high alert”: State Capitol prepares for potential armed protest
Driven by President Donald Trump’s debunking claims about the “stolen” election, the mob marched from the White House to the Capitol last Wednesday, where the mob occupied the building for several hours. This is bloody but bloody. A failed move to prevent lawmakers from confirming that Biden’s election was won. Five people died, including a policeman.
Worries about more chaos are not enough to stop some members of Congress from getting frustrated with their new requirement to enter the Capitol through a metal detector. “Huffington Post” reporter Matt Fuller said he saw at least 10 Republican members bypass the detector. Both sides of the problem vented on Twitter.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, argued that she can carry a gun in the Capitol under the law.
She said: “The metal detectors outside the House of Representatives will not stop the violence we saw last week,” she said, calling the metal detectors of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “just another political head”. .
Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko from Arizona complained about “strong security measures” and “imagined like a criminal.”
“We now live in Pelosi’s communist America!” Lesko said.
Don Bayer, a Virginia Democrat, said he witnessed Republican Representative Nicholas Van Taylor from Texas refuse to pass a metal detector and argue with the Capitol Police. Bayer said on Twitter that many children across the country enter schools through metal detectors, “They are more mature than members of Congress.”
“Don’t these people understand that in fact everyone else has to go through a metal detector to enter here?” Bayer said. “Overcome yourself.”
Despite the political quarrel, the Capitol Police Department and many law enforcement agencies from the police stations in Washington, DC and its suburbs to the FBI and the Pentagon have expressed their commitment to ensuring the safety of the Capitol next week.
There will be as many as 15,000 National Guard phalanxes. The Pentagon’s senior military leaders called the riot as “sedition” on Tuesday and warned all its troops to abide by the oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
General Mark Millley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and seven other senior leaders signed a memorandum for all active and reserve forces.
The Pentagon is required to review all the Pentagon’s security details to ensure Biden’s inauguration to ensure that they “do not show sympathy for domestic terrorists,” D-Colo Rep. Jason Crow said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that Trump’s protests may occur in all 50 states in the United States, and state law enforcement agencies are also highly vigilant. No state’s capital has attracted more attention than Michigan, where six men were indicted last month for conspiring to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that the State Capitol in Lansing was “unsafe” and that the State Commission prohibits the public carrying of weapons in the Capitol.
DC, the state assembly strengthens security The possibility of violence is looming
Despite this, open firearms are still allowed outside the Capitol, and this is related to any demonstrations on the Capitol grounds.
Whitmer spokesperson Tiffany Brown said: “This is something we are monitoring closely and will ensure that necessary safety measures are taken.”
The most important security issues: Michigan House and Senate prepare to meet
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor asked Governor Gretchen Whitmer to activate the Michigan National Guard. On Tuesday, the State Police strengthened its visibility in and around the Capitol.
The vice chairman of the Michigan State Capitol Committee, John Truscott, said that a 6-foot-high chain link fence will be climbed around the Capitol on Friday, describing work similar to what Ku Klux Klan members did during a demonstration in the mid-1990s. jobs. In the Capitol. He said the fence will be temporary, but it is not clear when it will fall.
Florida Law Enforcement Agency Being on high alert amid the threat of the State Capitol
Other states are also preparing for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ refusal to join the bipartisan criticism of Trump in the Capitol riots. The state warned on Tuesday that it would strengthen law enforcement in the state Capitol. He said he did not know any “specific” targets for Tallahassee.
The governor said: “If there is something abnormal, we will take action soon. Don’t worry.”
Contributors: Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today, Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrats and Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press