They warn of possible radical plan to blow up Capitol with Biden inside

Alert of possible extremist plan that aims to blow up the Capitol when President Biden delivers his first speech “… They want to blow up ...

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  • Alert of possible extremist plan that aims to blow up the Capitol when President Biden delivers his first speech
  • “… They want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members (of Congress) as possible,” Capitol police said.
  • Biden is expected to make his first speech after the Legislature approves a third economic bailout for the pandemic

The acting head of the Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman, warned this Thursday of a possible plan by extremists to blow up the headquarters of Congress when the president, Joe Biden, delivered his first speech before the two legislative chambers, reported the Efe agency.

“We know that members of the militias who were present on January 6 have expressed their wishes that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members (of Congress) as possible, with a link with the State of the Union, on which we know that a date has not yet been set, ”Pittman said in an appearance before a subcommittee of the Lower House to discuss the assault on the seat of Congress.

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On January 6, hundreds of followers of former President Donald Trump stormed the headquarters of the US Legislature while holding a joint session of the two chambers to confirm Biden’s victory in the elections, which until then had not been recognized by the former president.

Five people died in the event, one of them a police officer.

Congressional attack: threat to Biden's first speech warned

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Based on the information available to them, Pittman considered it “prudent” for the Capitol Police to maintain security measures.

After the assault on the headquarters of Congress, the authorities erected several fences around the compound and deployed the National Guard, a military body in the reserve.

Pittman stressed that the extremists who stormed the Capitol were not only interested in attacking legislators and agents who were ensuring security: “They wanted to send a symbolic message to the nation about who was in charge of the legislative process,” he warned .

According to the US media, Biden is expected to deliver his speech, similar to that of the State of the Union (as he has not yet completed a year in power, it will be more to explain his government plans and his achievements in his first weeks), in a joint session of Congress, after the Legislature approves a third economic rescue for the pandemic.

They warn of an attack on Congress

Pittman, who replaced former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund after his resignation after the assault, said intelligence information gathered prior to that attack did not show that there was “any credible threat.”

“It has been hinted that the department (which he directs) did not know or ignored crucial intelligence that indicated that an attack of the magnitude we experienced on January 6 was going to occur,” said the official, adding that such information never existed.

“Although we knew of the likelihood of violence by extremists, no credible threat indicated that tens of thousands were going to attack the US Capitol, nor did intelligence received by the FBI or any other security partner indicate such a threat. ”, He settled.

The person in charge also pointed out that they estimate that there were 10,000 pro-Trump protesters in the vicinity of the Capitol on January 6, and that about 800 broke into its interior, compared to the 1,200 agents who were working that day to guarantee the security of the compound.

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