As the country continues to be hit by a violent attempted coup in the U.S. Capitol, instigated by the incumbent President of the United States, there is a growing likelihood that more MAGA attacks will be planned across the country in advance of Joe Biden's inauguration.
During an interview on Monday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she was not at all confident that Biden's swearing-in was safe. She also warned that other MAGA acts of violence and terrorism could target other states.
"Some of our state legislatures are also affected," said the Democratic legislature. "They may have an operation that is happening across the country at the same time and they are under attack."
"I think we are at a very dangerous time in the history of this country," she added.
MP Maxine Waters (D-CA) warns that MAGA terrorists may be planning a coordinated nationwide attack in the days leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration. pic.twitter.com/Yp8Dstl4xd
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Rep. Waters said:
No, I'm not confident (that Biden's inauguration will be safe) based on what we've just witnessed. And we need to do a thorough investigation into how this happened and who is involved in all of this. But I want to tell you that not only am I not sure when you realize that we might have real problems. I believe that the President of the United States, Trump, has organized and worked in such a way that, even after he is not serving as President, he believes he has control over a significant population in this country that he can use to basically rule and basically confront what unit he wants to confront that doesn't agree with him, reassign it to other groups, etc. I think he intends to wield power after his presidency. Regardless of whether you are talking about a group of specific dates that we may have problems with, and I also think that some of our state legislatures are, when they talk about the 17th and 20th, also specifically. And they may have an operation that is happening across the country at the same time that they are being attacked. I think we are at a very dangerous time in the history of this country.
New reports from the New York Times shed light on why Rep. Waters and others are concerned about future attacks, particularly in Washington DC on Inauguration Day.
According to the Times, another Department of Defense official said law enforcement agencies are planning any number of possible events, some of which are horrific. Worst of the worst scenarios include snipers targeting inauguration dignitaries, suicide planes entering Washington's restricted airspace, and even remote-controlled drones attacking the crowd. "
"Officials said they were particularly concerned about multiple active shooter situations flaring up at the same time," the report added.
If Trump and his makers are not held accountable, it could lead to a more deadly attack in the future
The worst mistake we as a country can make after last week's events is to move on without holding Donald Trump, his makers and his MAGA terrorists accountable.
If quick and serious consequences are not achieved, more attacks will only be encouraged, be it at Joe Biden's inauguration next week or in state capitals across the country.
The final week of the MAGA siege at the US Capitol was one of the darkest days in American history. Unless those in power hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable, we are doomed to see a more deadly attack – or even a successful coup – in the future.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.