House of Representatives cancel meeting after Capitol police warns of “possible” attack on Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives canceled Thursday’s scheduled meeting after Capitol police warned on Wednesday that a group of militias could plot to break into the building that was attacked on January 6.

House of Representatives cancel meeting after Capitol police warns of "possible" attack on Congress

The House of Representatives was supposed to debate and vote on the police reform bill, but the Democrat’s aide said plans had changed in part due to a police warning based on intelligence that an “identified militia group” could pose a security threat.

“The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and ready for any potential threats to members of Congress or the Capitol complex”, – the statement said.

Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett notified members of Congress of the potential security threat Thursday through Saturday. It referred to “potential protests and demonstrations associated with what some people call “the real Inauguration Day”.

For nearly a century, US presidents took office on January 20, including Biden, who took the oath of office on the grounds of the Capitol. Previously, the swearing-in date was March 4.

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