Jul 8, 2021 - Politics
U.S. Capitol Police establishes field office in Tampa to monitor threats to Congress

U.S. Capitol Police announced Wednesday that they're opening a field office in Tampa to amid their investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Why it matters: The agency told the News Service of Florida that the new offices — another is opening in San Francisco — will help them weed out potential threats to members of Congress.

  • With Trump stirring up excitement for a 2024 run and suing social media sites, those threats don't seem out of the question.

Case in point: This weekend, a handful of far-right Florida Republican candidates will host a rally in Tallahassee calling for Gov. Ron DeSantis and others to put pressure on authorities to free the "political prisoners" arrested on Jan. 6.

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