Capitol Police Chief Warns of New Extremist Attack on Congress

Acting Capitol police chief Yogananda D. Pittman warned lawmakers Thursday that militia members involved in the Jan. 6 riot “want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible” during President Biden’s first congressional address, reports the Washington Post. The stark warning about another potential threat to Congress — which has not been corroborated by other law enforcement agencies — comes as a date for Biden’s first address on Capitol Hill has not been set. New presidents typically deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress in February. She cited that intelligence to explain why National Guard members who were deployed and the tall security barriers that were erected around the Capitol after the insurrection have not yet been removed. It was not clear whether other agencies have also identified threats to the Capitol during Biden’s first congressional address.

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