US Capitol Police Says Threats Against Members Of Congress Up 107% Compared To 2020

US Capitol Police Says Threats Against Members Of Congress Up 107% Compared To 2020

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(CNN)US Capitol Police said Friday that there has been a 107% increase in threats against members of Congress this year compared to 2020 and the department is “confident” the number of cases will continue to increase.

“As the Department has previously reported, the number of threats made against Congress has increased significantly. This year alone, there has been a 107% increase in threats against Members compared to 2020,” USCP said in a press release on security recommendations detailed in a third preliminary report by its inspector general.

“Provided the unique threat environment we currently live in, the Department is confident the number of cases will continue to increase,” it adds.

    While USCP did not offer any details about the nature of these threats or what it believes is behind the increase, it noted its support of recommendations for “increasing threat assessment manpower and restructuring the Department to establish a stand-alone counter-surveillance entity.”

      “In 2020, the (US Secret Service), which has more than 100 agents and analysts, had approximately 8,000 cases. During the same time period, the USCP, which has just over 30 agents and analysts, had approximately 9,000 cases,” USCP said in its Friday release.

        In late January, CNN reported that intelligence based on social media chatter and other information, which increased after the January 6 insurrection, indicated a heightened threat for members of Congress.

        Lawmakers in both parties have been reluctant to share details about specific threats they have received but several members were given increased security in the weeks after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.

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