The New Paper

March 5, 2021

Capitol Police request National Guard extension

The US Capitol Police requested a 60-day extension for National Guard forces to remain at the Capitol, citing a 93% increase in “threats to members” compared to the first two months of last year (source). The National Guard was initially deployed after the US Capitol attack in January.

Extra: The request comes a day after the Capitol Police warned of a “possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group,” which prompted the House to cancel yesterday’s session.
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