January 12 With only eight days left before President-elect Biden was sworn in, the aftereffects of the riots in the U.S. Capitol continued.
According to U.S. media reports, new senior officials of the U.S. Congressional Police warned that three possible “horrible” demonstrations were brewing, and even people were plotting to surround Congress and kill members of Congress.
According to the Huffington Post, the new senior officials of the U.S. Congressional Police informed House Democrats on Monday evening (11th) local time that organized plans to plot three “horrible” demonstrations, some plotting to surround Congress and kill Democratic members and some “anti-water” Republican members.
The report said that the new senior management of the congressional police said on private phone calls that they were closely monitoring the three possible plans.
The first demonstration has been called “the largest armed protest in the United States”; the theme of the second demonstration is to mourn Ashli Babitt, a female demonstrastrator who died in the congressional riots on the 6th; the most worrying is the third demonstration, in which a fence is planned to surround Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court to paralyze.
The Supreme Court “blocks Democratic lawmakers from entering Congress, even killing them, and then Republicans control the government”.
Officials attending the conference call warned lawmakers not to disclose too much information, believing that revealing the specific date, time and countermeasures of the plan may help the organizers of the conspiracy.
According to the report, although Congressional police assured members that they were ready for these demonstration plans, some members were still worried about it.
Some lawmakers questioned whether the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security would seriously deal with the threat, and it was not even clear who the person in charge and partners were.
There are also legislators worried about safety when traveling to Washington and from their homes to Congress, and recommend that members attending the presidential inauguration pass the metal detector in advance.
However, the report also said that the congressional police has set up barbed wire and fences, and the Department of Defense has approved the deployment of up to 15,000 National Guard members to Washington to meet Washington’s alert needs.
In general, officers and soldiers will not open fire on anyone unless there is a demonstration, but exceptions are not ruled out.