There is still an elevated level of threat in the United States because of the possible incitement to violence and the risk of its commission. This is stated in the report of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, published on the website of the agency.
The department clarified that it has no evidence of an impending conspiracy. “Frustrated with the exercise of state authority and the change in presidential power, and presumably having other grievances, may continue to mobilize a wide range of ideologically motivated actors to incite or perpetrate violence,” the report noted.
On Jan. 23, it was reported that five thousand members of the National Guard will remain in Washington because of the risk of unrest. The military is tasked with security, communications, medical evacuation, and “logistical security support.”
On Jan. 6, protesting Republican supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives adjourned a session scheduled to approve the results of the past U.S. presidential election. During the protests, police detained nearly 70 rioters and five people were killed.