Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on the FBI and TSA to put pro-Trump rioters in last week’s deadly storming of the Capitol on a no-fly list.
BREAKING: Incoming senate majority leader @SenSchumer calls on the FBI & TSA to put anyone who participated in the Capitol insurrection, last week, on the federal No-Fly list, calling them a threat to the homeland.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 12, 2021
Hundreds of protesters illegally entered the Capitol building last Wednesday leading to the destruction of property and loss of life. Four Trump supporters died: Ashli Babbitt, Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Phillips, Kevin Greeson as well as United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer Brian Sicknick. Another USCP officer, Howard Liebengood, who responded to the riot committed suicide three days later.
Schumer warned against allowing the rioters back on planes to “cause more violence and more damage.”
The New York Post’s Steven Nelson and Gabrielle Fonrouge have more:
The New York Democrat says in a Tuesday press release that he spoke with FBI Director Christopher Wray and “made [the] case for ‘no fly’ inclusion.”
Schumer will say many who stormed the Capitol — the ‘demonstrators’ — meet the criteria to be placed on the federal security list as ‘threats to the homeland’ and adding these individuals to the list ahead of Jan. 20th, the inauguration, makes sense given continued threats of violence across online mediums and the federal government’s own concerns. Many who stormed the Capitol traveled from afar and some were later arrested in airports when they landed — far from Washington.”
Arrests are being conducted across the country as the FBI searches out members of the thousands-strong crowd of Trump supporters who smashed into the Capitol, resulting in five deaths Wednesday.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called for banning violent perpetrators in the attack from flying last week.