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DC ON EDGE: Capitol Placed on ‘Brief Lockdown’ In Response to Nearby Fire at Homeless Camp

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.18.21

From Fox News:

The U.S. Capitol Building was placed in a brief lockdown in response to what announcements on the grounds described as an “external security threat,” Fox News has learned.

The threat appears to be linked to a nearby outdoor fire at homeless encampment that has since been extinguished. 

In a statement provided to Fox News, U.S. Capitol Police said: “Due to an external security threat under the bridge on I-295 at First and F Streets SE, staff and other personnel are directed to avoid coming to the Capitol Complex area until further notice. All personnel currently on the Capitol Complex are advised to stay indoors and away from windows and doors.”

 

People on Capitol grounds were told to remain inside shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday, when people were urged to stay away from exterior-facing doors and windows.

Read the full report at Fox News.

AOC: Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley ‘Must Resign’ or Face ‘Expulsion’ After Capitol Riots

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.08.21

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Thursday; saying the two “must resign” after thousands of protesters stormed the US Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress.

“Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday. And how you fundraised off this riot. Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion,” posted AOC on Twitter.

 

“The attack at the Capitol was a despicable act of terrorism and a shocking assault on our democratic system. We must come together and put this anger and division behind us. We must, and I am confident we will, have a peaceful and orderly transition of power,” said Cruz earlier in the day.

DE BLASIO STEPS IN: Mayor Says NYC Employees Who Participated in Capitol Riot Will Be Fired

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.12.21

From Fox News:

The New York Police Department is investigating whether at least one of its members was involved in last week’s riot in Washington, D.C., as the Big Apple’s mayor warned Monday that any city employee involved in the attack “will be terminated.” 

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told Spectrum NY1 that “there is one investigation that is active on one member” in connection with Wednesday’s attack at the U.S. Capitol.

“There is no name yet released because we don’t know if it’s true or not,” Shea said. “But I can tell you that anyone committing crimes certainly would have a very short shelf life with the NYPD.”

Shea, who announced last week he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said he had spoken last night with Joseph Resnick, who heads the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, on the matter.

Speaking about Wednesday’s events on Capitol Hill, Shea said he was “deep in COVID” at the time, but added: “Like everyone else, I was disgusted by what I saw.”

On Saturday, the Fire Department of New York confirmed in a statement to Fox News that the agency “received anonymous allegations that active or retired members were present at the events at the United States Capitol on January 6,” said Frank Dwyer, FDNY’s deputy commissioner of public information and external affairs. The department provided the FBI with the information. 

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News on Monday the FDNY received two tips from two individuals linking them to the Capitol Hill events. The source could not speak to whether they were active duty or retired members, and said the tips “generically stated that they were at the events at the Capitol.”

Read the full report here.

 

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