The Associated Press reports that federal law enforcement officials in the United States are studying and examining a number of threats to members of Congress.
The agency said, quoting a US official, that these measures come with the approaching second trial of former US President Donald Trump, and that “unfortunate” conversations about the killing of lawmakers or their attack outside the US Capitol are being investigated.
Threats and fears of armed protesters returning to the Capitol building again have prompted the US Capitol Police and other federal law enforcement agencies to insist that thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington, DC, while the Senate presses ahead with plans to try Trump.
The riots in the US Congress (Capitol) on January 6, by “supporters of Trump,” prompted federal officials to rethink security inside the Capitol and around its monuments, and this led to an unprecedented closure of streets in Washington during the inauguration of the US President The new, Joe Biden, and although this inauguration ceremony took place without any problems, and the country did not witness any armed protests, the threats made to lawmakers before Trump’s trial represent the continued danger of danger, according to the “Associated Press.”
The threats tracked by law enforcement agents vary in accuracy and credibility. The threat messages were posted mainly on the Internet and in chat groups, and included plots to attack members of Congress as they traveled to and from the Capitol complex during Trump’s trial, according to an official quoted by the Associated Press.
It is worth noting that although many of the security measures around Washington, which were carried out after the riots and before Biden’s inauguration, no longer exist, about 7,000 National Guard personnel will remain to provide assistance and apply federal law, officials said.
On January 13, 2021, the US House of Representatives voted in favor of passing legislation to hold Republican Trump accountable for incitement to revolt, in the wake of the congressional storming by some of his supporters on January 6, and the killing of 5 people.
Thus Trump, who left office on Jan.20 as the term of his Democratic successor, Joe Biden, became the first president in US history to face impeachment twice.
Source: “The Associated Press”