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NEW: Among the U.S. Capitol security task force's recommendations: A horse-mounted unit, retractable fencing, and hundreds of additional United States Capitol Police officers.

Hse to vote today to award Congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police after the 1/6 riot

The United States Capitol police chief testified there was a 93.5% increase in threats to lawmakers in the first two months of 2021 compared to the same period last year:

Barbara & I hv attended the high school girls state bball tournament for almost 40yrs but missed this yr bc the Senate was voting this wknd so I’m watching remotely @ United States Capitol

Germany has made combating extremism a society-wide obligation rather than just the responsibility of law enforcement. After the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the United States needs a similar approach, @milleridriss  and Daniel Koehler write.

FBI Statement of Facts on former Trump campaign and Trump State Dept official Federico Giullermo Klein, who, after participating in the assault on the United States Capitol, continued working for the Trump/Pompeo State Dept until Jan. 19.

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NEW: The notorious “QAnon Shaman” has insisted his actions during the Capitol riot were not an attack on the United States—and that he can prove it because he stopped other rioters from stealing muffins

“Unfortunately, the Capitol of the United States remains, very much, an armed camp. So, you always take these sorts of bits of intelligence seriously.” Democratic Rep. Jim Himes discusses the threat, according to the FBI, of a possible plot to attack the US Capitol on March 4.

Germany has made combating extremism a society-wide obligation rather than just the responsibility of law enforcement. After the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the United States needs a similar approach, write @milleridriss  and Daniel Koehler.

“In the long run, unless the United States embraces a whole-of-society approach that can tackle extremist radicalization at its roots, it will continue to live with the repercussions of the violence it saw at the Capitol.”

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Very telling video of rioters outside the Capitol shouting at police: "We were invited here. We were invited by the president of the United States"

The United States Capitol was invaded and desecrated. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is about truth and accountability following this despicable attack.

What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by President Trump. This president must not hold office one day longer.

One of the key questions from yesterday is why it took hours for there to be a response from the U.S. military to an armed invasion of the United States Capitol. Why spend $700B on the military if they can’t defend the Capitol from attack?

Sasse statement: “Every American needs to understand what the Department of Justice has just made public: Investigators have strong evidence to suggest that some of the rioters who stormed the United States Capitol planned to kidnap and possibly assassinate the Vice President.”

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President Trump incited a mob to storm the Capitol to overturn the results of an American election. That's not an exaggeration. Don't tell me this has not been a coup attempt. Don't tell me Trump is not an enemy of the United States. He has been since Day 1.

Rioters left this message inside The United States Capitol

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@BenSasse : "Today, the United States Capitol — the world’s greatest symbol of self-government — was ransacked while the leader of the free world cowered behind his keyboard — tweeting against his Vice President for fulfilling the duties of his oath to the Constitution."

In America, you can be teargassed and shot with rubber bullets for peacefully protesting in front of a church. But you can literally bust down the doors to the United States Capitol and stroll around while police officers watch.

....in the basement of the United States Capitol! They cannot win at the ballot box. Their sham for the past 3 years continues. The good news is that the American People get it, which will be proven once again on November 3, 2020!

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