Rumored Capitol Terror Plot Triggers Cancellations as GOP Lawmaker Urges Trump to Address Extremists

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News of a possible attack on the US Capitol building comes nearly two months after the deadly riot at the same site. The planned January 6 siege was viewed as “domestic terrorism” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to agency director Christopher Wray, who admitted Tuesday that US intelligence on domestic terrorism must improve.

The US House of Representatives decided to rearrange its voting schedule and move remaining votes to Wednesday night after it was revealed via Joint Intelligence Bulletin (JIB) that “potential domestic violent extremist (DVE) threats” had been made by an “unidentified group” of “militia violent extremists (MVEs)” plotting to “take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or about 4 March.” 

Both agencies believe “symbols of government, law enforcement, and ideologically
opposed individuals” will be threatened at higher rates moving foward, as many potential extremists “likely are emboldened by the 6 January breach of the US Capitol Building.” 

“MVEs also have allegedly threatened an attack against the US Capitol using explosives to kill as many members of Congress as possible during the upcoming State of the Union address, according to the US Capitol Police Chief,” the report highlighted. 

“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to…

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