WASHINGTON (thehill): The fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol is set to return ahead of the pro-Trump rally on Sept. 18, the head of the Capitol Police confirmed on Monday.
“The fence will go up a day or two before and if everything goes well it will come down very soon after,” Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told reporters in the Capitol.
The remarks came just moments after Manger, along with the sergeants of arms in both chambers, had briefed the top congressional leaders on the intelligence gathered by law enforcers ahead of Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol, which aims to protest the treatment of the hundreds of people arrested during the Jan. 6 riot.
Leaving the intel briefing, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) declined to comment on the threat posed on Saturday. But he said he’s confident there won’t be another deadly incident like Jan. 6.
“They seemed very, very well prepared. Much better prepared than before Jan. 6. I think they’re ready for whatever might happen,” he said.