Capitol Police will inform Congress about event in support of assailants on January 6

SECURITY. A truckload of fences near the newly reopened Capitol grounds this Saturday, July 10. | Photo: Craig Hudson for The Washington Post.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger will brief top Congressional leaders next Monday on security preparations for the Sept. 18 rally in support of those jailed for participating in the attack on the Capitol.

The context: The briefing will take place in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (Democrat), in the Capitol, according to a source familiar with the plan, five days before the rally “Justice for 6-J” that it will take place near the west facade of the Capitol.

  • Senate Majority Leader Democrat Charles Schumer, House Minority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell, were invited by Pelosi to attend.
  • The top four leaders of Congress will also be on Capitol Hill Monday for a ceremony commemorating 20 years of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

What do they say? Manger previously reported that the Capitol Police are “keeping a close eye on” the Sept. 18 rally and expressed confidence that the job the police do is so that “officers have what they need to keep everyone safe.”

  • Pelosi announced that there will be informational meetings with the Administration Committee of the House of Representatives, as well as with other legislators, before the demonstration on September 18.
  • When Pelosi was asked if the fence that was erected after the January 6 attack would be put back; the representative replied: “Not necessarily.”

Main source of the news: The Hill

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