After the assault on the Congress building, the U.S. government initiated at least 25 cases under charges of domestic terrorism. Congressman Jason Crow (Republicans) discussed this matter with Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, and shared his notes from that meeting on his Twitter account.
According to him, the detained protesters carried firearms, Molotov cocktails, explosives and zip ties. Crow assumed that tanks to the timely response, an even greater disaster was avoided. He expressed his concerns about the alleged involvement of both active-duty military and those from the army reserve.
Besides, Crow added that the Pentagon was aware of possible threats from potential terrorists on the days before and during the inauguration of Joe Biden, the President-elect. McCarthy assured the Congressman that the Department of Defense has been building up efforts to provide due security.
On January 6, Donald Trump's supporters broke into the building of the U.S. Congress, as the vote counting procedure took place there. The Congress was about to confirm Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election last November. The session was interrupted and then resumed. Law enforcers pressed charges against more than 50 people.