The Capitol Police Chief will brief Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell and McCarthy of a January 6 rally for jailed rioters
Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
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Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger will brief congressional leaders of security plans for an upcoming rally in support of people detained in connection with the deadly January 6 invasion of the Capitol, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC on Wednesday .
The September 18 event at the US Capitol, dubbed the Justice for J6 rally, takes place more than eight months after hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed this building, forcing Congress to leave and temporarily undo efforts to confirm President Joe Biden's victory.
More than 600 people were charged in connection with the January 6 riots. Dozens have already pleaded guilty.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California , invited to her office on Monday at 11:15 a.m. ET to be informed by Manger, the person told CNBC.
The Capitol Police declined to comment on "possible safety briefings".
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Pelosi said at a press conference on Wednesday that briefings are already being held "at the appropriate level" in the Administrative Committee of the House of Representatives.
She declined to go into details of security measures at the Capitol, but said there were "not necessarily" plans to reinstall the building, which was erected after Jan. 6.
The rally for jailed Capitol rioters was organized by Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign worker, through Look Ahead America, a group that wants to push for "America First initiatives" such as "combating corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity."
The event is slated to take place on Saturday, at a time when few legislators are likely to be on Capitol Hill.
"There is no possibility of violence [out of] our peaceful protest," Braynard said in an email to CNBC. He noted that similar rallies organized by his group "took place without incident".
One of these rallies, held in front of the Washington Department of Justice building in June, was attended by a sitting Congressman, Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, and John Pierce, an attorney for many of the criminal defendants in Capitol riot cases.
Another protest took place outside the D.C. Central Prison in mid-July. instead of. Some members of this crowd reportedly said they had traveled from across the country to demonstrate in support of the detained defendants, calling them "political prisoners".