Pro-Trump supporters storming the US Capitol on January 6 was something of a wake-up call. While reporting now shows that there were in fact warnings of possible violence that day, there were multiple points of failure in preparing for it. Now federal law enforcement is trying to course correct, fortifying DC and bringing more troops to the capital city than are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
State capitals are similarly upping their security. Even before January 6, federal law enforcement had warned of violent threats tied to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. A December report by the FBI warned that extremist groups, including the Boogaloo movement, were planning armed protests on Sunday January 17 at the US Capitol and various state capitals. And last week, an FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News warned of possible threats at all 50 state capitals.
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