U.S. law enforcement agencies have called for the National Guard to stay in Washington because of threats to members of Congress.
Additional units of the National Guard want to leave, including for the time when the impeachment process against Donald Trump is to begin – February 8. According to an AP source, members of Congress are receiving threats: they allegedly want to be attacked on their way to work.
Although U.S. President Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration passed without incident, law enforcement officials are seeing new threats. Most of them are allegedly coming from chat room participants discussing possible attacks on social media.
On Jan. 23, it was reported that five thousand members of the National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C., due to the risk of unrest. The military were instructed to provide security, communications, medical evacuation, as well as “logistical support for security.”
On January 7, the U.S. Congress approved Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. This was preceded by riots and the storming of the Capitol by supporters of Republican Donald Trump, in which five people were killed.