The MAGA faithful are planning a return visit to Washington, D.C. on September 18, and the Department of Justice is already warning the planned rally could present a genuine threat to the U.S. Capitol.
According to NPR, the “Justice for J6” rally already has law enforcement on high alert:
“Due to increased security concerns over a September rally planned in support of the people arrested for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, the Metropolitan Police Department will activate its entire force for that day. WUSA9 first reported the news Friday.
“In response to a request for details about the department’s security plan, an MPD spokesperson confirmed that the department will activate its force for the Sept. 18 rally — meaning sworn officers who typically have Saturdays off will be on-duty.”
That tracks with what the Justice Department said about the planned gathering, Scott McFarlane of NBC 4 notes:
Be sure and note that the rally organizers also claim the domestic terrorists who were arrested and charged for their part in the Jan. 6 riots which led to the deaths of five people are “political prisoners.” Apparently, when you try to overthrow the elected government of the United States, that doesn’t make you a criminal, it makes you a dissident.
The threat from those who refuse to accept the results of the 2020 election is indeed real and ever present. The Department of Homeland Security has classified them as the single-greatest terror threat we face in this country.
Let them have their rally later this month. But if they so much as step over a single line or wander into a restricted area, they should be met with overwhelming force and taken to the nearest jail.