Police Chief Warns Pro-Trump Militia Members Are Plotting to Blow Up the Capitol

HeadlineFeb 26, 2021

The acting chief of the Capitol Police department warned a House panel Thursday that pro-Trump extremists who attacked Congress on January 6 are plotting more violence. Chief Yogananda Pittman said a fortified security perimeter surrounding the Capitol should remain in place, based on credible threats.

Yogananda Pittman: “We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union.”

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