US intelligence agencies recommended police Capitol building Stay The highest level of security Transforming the building in the face of a possible new attack by the extremists.
The information was provided Thursday by Acting Capitol Chief of Police, Yogananda Pittman, who confirmed that they had knowledge that,Militia members who were present in the riots on January 6 expressed their desire to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible in direct connection with the state of the Union.“.
In that sense, Bateman warned that an attack could happen when new President Joe Biden gives his first speech to Congress.
Based on this information, We believe it is prudent for the Capitol Police to maintain a strengthened and robust security posture So that we can address these weaknesses in the future. “
Bateman’s comments came as part of a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the January 6 Capitol riots that left five people dead.
The police chief warned that the extremist supporters incited by former President Donald Trump “were not only interested in attacking members of Congress and officials,” but also.They wanted to send a symbolic message to the nation about who was responsible for that legislative process“.
Biden is expected to deliver a speech there at a joint session after Congress approved an aid package to alleviate the coronavirus pandemic hitting the country.