Capitol police chief: Domestic terrorist threat at State of the Union

Chief Yogananda Pittman said the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 are plotting their next attack. ABC News learned that 800 insurrectionists breached the Capitol that day.
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Next tonight to the alarming warning on capitol hill today, the acting chief of the capitol police warning congress about threats to attack president Biden's upcoming address to congress, warning extremists, want to, quote, blow up the capitol. The stark new warning saying domestic terrorists who stormed the capitol on January 6th are plotting their next attack, this time targeting president Joe Biden's upcoming speech to a joint session of congress. The militia groups that were present on January 6th have stated their desires that they want to blow up the capitol. Reporter: With miles of fencing already around the complex, insisting security must remain high for now. To stop a mob of tens of thousands requires more than a police force. It requires physical infrastructure. Reporter: That warning about what could come amid continuing questions about what happened on January 6th in the first place. Today lawmakers pressing for answers. You guys are in charge, though, of security on the house floor, or are you there to make sure we take our coats off on camera? Reporter: Police were outnumbered and overrun, overrun by mobs hunting for lawmakers inside. Jaime Herrera Beutler saying that she saw. There was no coordination. Reporter: Tuesday confusion about when the National Guard was called in. Who did you ask for assistance? It was from Mr. Irving in the company of Mr. Stenger as well. Mr. Irving, why would you not remember that? Senator, I have no recollection of a conversation with chief Sund at that time. I was on the floor during the electoral college session. Reporter: Today the acting chief showing up with evidence -- the phone logs saying they did call for help. On January 6th, chief Sund first reached out for national Guard support to the house sergeant at arms at 12:58 P.M. Reporter: Tonight we're learning 800 insurrectionists made it inside the capitol that day. Other lawmakers insisting police had the intelligence but failed to act. But the acting chief saying today there was no intelligence, indicating an attack of this size and scale. We acknowledge that there are a lot of things that should have been done differently. Let's bring in Rachel Scott at the capitol tonight. In addition to that sobering warning today, another major story from the hill. The house has passed the equality act designed to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. What are the chances in the senate? Reporter: David, this is going to face an uphill challenge in the senate. Democrats need at least 10 Republicans, only 3 voted to move forward. Republicans are concerned about this infrin nling on religiousous liberty. Joe Biden made it part of his 100-day agenda, but aides saying they may have to push that timetable back. Thank you. The white house is expected to declassify a report on the

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