House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the National Guard troops protecting the Capitol should stay as long as they are needed amid a new threat of another mob attack.
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The House wrapped up its work early amid reports of a threat on the Capitol on Thursday.
Pelosi says a draft security review from the deadly Jan. 6 mob siege is making various recommendations to beef up Capitol security and is expected to be made public next week.
Law enforcement is on high alert around the Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. This comes two months after Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory. Five people died.
The new threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon supporters that Trump will rise again to power on Thursday.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York says, “Domestic terrorism will not prevail. Democracy will prevail.”
Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas says lawmakers are braced for the threat against the Capitol.