The joint Homeland Security and FBI bulletin states that “domestic violent extremists” or “militia-violent extremists” were encouraged by the January 6 attack and are therefore at greater risk.
The bulletin states that extremists continue to “perceive electoral fraud and other conspiracy theories related to the presidential transition that can help (domestic violent extremists) mobilize to violence without warning”.
Trump has falsely claimed for months that he lost the election to Biden due to widespread electoral fraud. No such fraud was found.
The Capitol Police said in their statement on Wednesday that they “know and are prepared to face possible threats to members of Congress or the Capitol complex.”
“We have already made significant security improvements to build a physical structure and employ more manpower to ensure the protection of Congress, the public and our police officers,” the police said in their statement.
“Our department is working with our local, state and federal partners to halt any threat to the Capitol.”