January 28 After the riots in the U.S. Congress, more and more legislators began to worry about their personal safety in Washington and their home districts.
According to a U.S. media report on the 28th, more than 30 congressmen wrote to senior officials such as Speaker Pelosi and minority leader McCarthy, saying that they had become a “target” and demanding funds to improve personal security.
According to CBS, in this letter, lawmakers said that the law enforcement force in their hometown district is extremely limited to provide manual protection at all. “Except for the leadership, ordinary legislators are not accompanied by security personnel.
The original law to protect legislators from threats no longer applies today. Environment”.
The letter also mentioned that the threat to parliamentarians has increased fivefold in recent years.” With the development of the Internet and social platforms, many of the personal information of parliamentarians is easily accessible, making them easy targets, and addresses, photos, family information and even personal whereabouts can be found.
Members of Congress said they hoped to be allowed to use the funds of the House Management Committee to hire law enforcement officials or security teams to protect themselves in their hometowns.
The report pointed out that a few days after the riots in Congress, Congressional police briefed the House of Representatives on various armed militias’ attempts to surround Congress and kill Democrats.
And after the riots, Republican and Democratic National Congressional Committees have informed members that, given the obvious increase in threats to them, campaign funds can be properly used to upgrade the security and monitoring system of their homes, and consider allowing lawmakers to hire private security.