Tag Archives: US Capitol

Late Sen. Harry Reid To Lie In State In Capitol Rotunda

Politico reports: The late Sen. Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who served as majority leader during a 30-year career in the Senate, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week. The leaders of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, said in a statement Sunday night that ceremonies honoring Reid at the Capitol …

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Man Who Streamed DC Bomb Threat Pleads Not Guilty

ABC News reports: A North Carolina man charged over his claims he possessed a bomb near the Capitol building last month was deemed competent Wednesday to stand trial on the two counts he’s facing. Appearing in front of D.C. magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, Floyd Roseberry, 49, pleaded not guilty to both charges against him, including attempting to use a weapon …

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“Southern Patriot” Surrenders After Capitol Hill Bomb Threats, Demanded That Biden, Top Democrats Resign

Buzzfeed News reports: Although police have not yet publicly confirmed the suspect’s identity, he appears to be a man named Ray Roseberry, according to multiple livestreams on his Facebook page that appear to have been recorded from within the black truck on Capitol Hill. In the livestreams, the man demanded that President Joe Biden and other prominent Democrat politicians step …

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Man In Truck Outside US Capitol Claims To Have Bomb

The Associated Press reports: A man sitting in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress told police on Thursday that he had a bomb, prompting a massive law enforcement response to determine whether it was an operable explosive device, people briefed on the matter said. The truck had no license plates, and when law enforcement noticed it in the …

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Hobbyist Website About Tunnels Under US Capitol Saw Surge In Traffic In Days Before Riot, FBI Was Notified

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: The founder and administrator of an obscure website about underground infrastructure in Washington, D.C., saw a sudden and suspicious spike in traffic in the days before the U.S. Capitol insurrection. The sharp increase in web visitors alarmed the site’s operator so much that he contacted the FBI. Elliot Carter, who operates the site, worried …

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Biden Signs Bill Awarding Medals To DC Police [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden Thursday today signed legislation to award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department for protecting Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Under the bill, which passed by voice vote in the Senate Tuesday with no objections, there will be four medals – to be displayed at …

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Remaining Fence At US Capitol To Come Down Friday

Axios reports: The U.S. Capitol Police Board on Wednesday notified Congress members and staff that the remaining fence around the Capitol will be removed as early as Friday. The big picture: The fence had been put in place following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building. Capitol Police removed an outer fence in …

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DC Riot Suspect Charged After Boasting On Facebook

Law & Crime reports: Federal prosecutors claim to have identified the MAGA-hatted woman seen straddling the frame of a broken window by the Senate Wing Door destroyed on Jan. 6th. She joins the ranks of accused rioters allegedly foiled by their social media posts bragging about their activities, authorities allege. “Back at the hotel safe!” Jody Lynn Tagaris allegedly wrote …

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McConnell Blocked Ginsburg Memorial In Rotunda

From Susan Page’s coming book, Madam Speaker: When Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, Pelosi proposed that the groundbreaking feminist lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. She would have been the first woman in history to be so honored. McConnell rejected the idea on the grounds that there was no precedent for such treatment of a …

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DC Attacker Identified As 25 Year Old Indiana Man

Heavy.com reports: Noah Green, a former college football player and Nation of Islam adherent, was named as the knife-wielding, now-deceased suspect who rammed a car into a U.S. Capitol barricade, exiting with a knife and killing one Capitol police officer while injuring another. Green’s Nation of Islam beliefs emerged through a review of his now-deleted Facebook page by Heavy, although …

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Officer And Suspect Dead After Attack At US Capitol

ABC News reports: After reports that someone hit two U.S. Capitol Police officers with a car, Capitol Police opened fire at the north barricade of the Capitol complex, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. Two officers are said to be injured, one critically, the sources said. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News the suspect is dead. A vehicle occupied “by …

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BREAKING: Capitol Locked Down After Shots Fired

The Associated Press reports: Police locked down the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon after a report of gunshots in the area. U.S. Capitol Police say all Capitol buildings were being locked down “due to an external security threat” and staff members were told they could not enter or exit the buildings. A law enforcement official says officers were responding to …

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Christian Group Sues To Hold Prayer Vigil At Capitol

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Rev. Patrick Mahoney will be seeking injunction relief to conduct his Good Friday Service and prayer vigil at the Capitol. Rev. Mahoney was told last week by the US Capitol Police the Good Friday Service would not be allowed because it was in a “restricted area.” Both Vice-President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, …

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Capitol Perimeter Fence To Come Down This Weekend

CNN reports: The outer fencing erected around the Capitol shortly after rioters stormed the building on January 6 will be removed this weekend, earlier than expected, according to the acting House sergeant-at-arms. In a memo to members of Congress and congressional staff Friday obtained by CNN, acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said the US Capitol Police in conjunction with the architect …

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Insurrectionist GOP Rep To Announce US Senate Bid

Newsweek reports: Rep. Mo Brooks is planning to hold a rally with former President Donald Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller on Monday, as changes to his official campaign page have all but confirmed he will be running for the Senate. Following an update to the congressman’s campaign Facebook page, followers are told to contact “[email protected]orsenate.com” with queries. “Mo Brooks for U.S. …

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US Capitol Police To Begin Removing Parts Of Fencing

The New York Times reports: The Capitol Police in the coming days will begin scaling back and in some cases removing fencing erected around the Capitol after the Jan. 6 riot, a Democratic aide familiar with the plans confirmed on Sunday, a visible milestone as Congress tries to return to normal. The agency, working with the architect of the Capitol, …

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Threats Against Congress Members Up 93% Over 2020

The Associated Press reports: The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says there has been a more than 93% increase in the number of threats received by members of Congress in the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman testified Wednesday before a House subcommittee. Pittman says there has …

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FBI/DHS Memo Warns Of “Militia” Plot Against Dems

NBC News reports: The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sent a joint intelligence bulletin to state and local law enforcement agencies late Tuesday warning that some domestic groups have “discussed plans to take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or about” March 4. The bulletin, titled “National Capital Region Remains Attractive Target for Domestic …

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Capitol Police Warn Of “Possible Plot To Breach Capitol”

Via press release from the US Capitol Police: The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex. We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. We have already made significant security …

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Capitol Security To Be Heightened For QAnon Threat

The Hill reports: The top security official overseeing the House informed lawmakers this week that security will be heightened on Thursday due to a QAnon-linked conspiracy theory that former President Trump will be inaugurated on that date. Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said in a memo that Capitol Police will have additional personnel on duty throughout the Capitol grounds in addition …

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