Jeffrey Rosen, acting attorney general. ̵6;A clear message’ to anyone attempting to use violence in the upcoming inauguration.
The Justice Department will “There is no patience” for any attempt to hinder the inauguration of Joe Biden as president next week, acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen warned on Wednesday.
Rosen’s warning came as the National Guard began moving into the Capitol – and as some members of Congress adopted new rules requiring members to pass metal detectors.
Rosen said in a video statement that the raid on US government agencies a week ago was a “Heartbreaking and tragic” in US history. The FBI warned that protests, sometimes violent, could spread across the country, starting on Sunday.
Rosen vowed not to allow for repeated destruction next week.
“I want to send a clear message to anyone considering violence, threats, violence or other criminal activity,” Rosen said. On the 20th of January our constitution calls for “
Rosen added that federal, state and local law enforcement officials would turn to vigorous efforts to take over the state building.
“There will be no excuse for violence, vandalism, or any other breach of the law,” Rosen said.
‘Everyone’s awake’: Government agencies prepare for potential armed protests.
Concerns about growing chaos were not enough to prevent some members of Congress from disrupting the new security requirements, Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller said he saw at least 10 Republican members. Walk around metal detector Members of both parties vented on Twitter.
Rep. Lauren Beabert, a Republican from Colorado, argued that she was legally permitted to carry firearms into the Capitol building.
“Outdoor metal detectors are not going to stop the violence we saw last week,” she said, calling the metal detectors an “offensive”. “Yet Another Political Stunt” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Rep. Debbie Lesko, a Republican from Arizona, complained about “Intense security measures” and “struck like criminals”
“We now live in Pelosi’s Communist America!” Lesko said.
Virginia Democrat Don Beyer said he had seen Rep. Nicholas Van Taylor, a Republican from Texas, refusing to pass metal detectors and arguing with congressional police officers. US Beyer tweeted that many children across the country attended school through metal detectors. “And they deal with it more as adults than Congress members.”
“These people just don’t understand whether others have to go through metal detectors to get here,” Beyer said.
Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from the Detroit area, tweeted: “Now they know how the HS students in my district feel, sucking the buttercups. You guys brought this yourself.”
The escalation of security comes a week after a large group of people took the plunge from President Donald Trump’s debated claims about a “stolen” election by walking from the White House. Go to the City Hall, where rioters seized the building for hours in a bloody auction. But there is no reason to stop Lawmakers confirmed Biden’s election win, five people were killed, including a police officer.
Capitol Police, along with a long list of law enforcement agencies ranging from police departments in DC and suburbs to the FBI and Pentagon, said they would never let that happen again.
Up to 15,000 National Guard troops will be available. The Pentagon’s top military leader branded the riots as “Sedition and insurgency” and warned all troops to take oaths to defend and defend the Constitution. Records of all active duty and reserve forces signed by Brig. Achan Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Military Staff, joins seven other senior leaders.
Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Said The Pentagon was requested to review the security details for Biden’s inauguration to make sure they “Not sympathetic to the terrorists in the country”
DC state increases safety The possibility of more violence
The FBI reported that the pro-Trump protests could evolve in all 50 states, with state law enforcement agencies on high alert. No state capital has drawn more attention than Michigan, where six men were indicted last month for conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that the Lansing government agency was “unsafe” and that the state commission banned weapons from being carried into the building. Still, firearms are permitted outside the city hall gates, a problem related to parliamentary grounds.
“This is something we are monitoring closely and will ensure the necessary security measures are in place,” said Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown.
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Lansing Mayor Andy Shore asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to activate the Michigan National Guard and on Tuesday, state police increased visibility in and around City Hall.
The vice president of Michigan’s Governing Body, John Trusscott, said the six-foot-high chain-link fence will rise around City Hall on Friday, describing an effort similar to what was done in the middle. 1990s, when members of the Ku Klux Klan were shown at the Capitol, the fence was temporarily closed. But it was not clear when it would come down, he said.
Florida law enforcement agencies In high-level alert amidst threats from government agencies
Other states are also making preparations.In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, who declined to join Trump’s bipartisan criticism of the congressional uprising, warned on Tuesday that state authorities would strengthen enforcement. law He said he didn’t know about targeting that. “Specific” at Tallahassee
“If anything is out of order, we will act quickly,” the governor said. “Don’t worry about that.”
Contributing: Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat and Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press.
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