In 2023, the United States Capitol Police investigated over 8,000 threats against legislators, an increase from the previous year.

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More than 8,000 threats against politicians were examined by the United States Capitol Police in 2023, which is an increase over the previous year.

According to data that was given by the United States Capitol Police on Thursday, the department said that it investigated more than 8,000 threats against members of Congress in the previous year. This represents an increase of almost 500 instances compared to the previous year.

The Threat Evaluation Section of the United States Capitol Police conducted an investigation into 8,008 instances in 2023, according to Capitol Police. This represents a rise from the previous year’s evaluation of 7,501 threats against members in 2022.

According to a press release issued by the Capitol Police, some of the 2023 cases involve inquiries into remarks that are cause for alarm as well as direct threats.

In 2023, the United States Capitol Police investigated over 8,000 threats against legislators, an increase from the previous year.

Members of Congress, whether they are Democratic or Republican, “receive a wide range of threats and concerning statements that are sent through the mail, email, telephone, and social media/the internet,” according to the United States Congress for Citizens’ Protection (USCP).

During the previous year, a college student from New Hampshire entered a guilty plea to federal charges of threatening to kill a member of Congress. The individual in question had targeted Republican Representative Matt Gaetz from Florida. After casting their ballots, several Republicans who were opposed to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio’s quest for the speakership of the House of Representatives reported receiving insulting phone calls and threats of murder.

According to the United States Citizens Police, the number of threats made against politicians often increases during election years.

“With the political conventions, member campaigns, and many issues being debated on Capitol Hill, this is going to be a very busy year for our special agents,” said Ashan Benedict, Assistant Chief of Police for Protective and Intelligence Operations for the United States Citizens Police. Benedict made this comment in a statement.

In 2023, the United States Capitol Police investigated over 8,000 threats against legislators, an increase from the previous year.

“I am proud of our agents who are working around the clock and across the nation to keep up with a significant caseload to protect the Members of Congress and the Capitol Complex,” said USCP Chief Tom Manger in a statement. “I am proud of our agents who are working to protect the Capitol Complex and the Members of Congress.”

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Attorney General Merrick Garland stated that there has been a “alarming rise” in the number of threats of violence against elected officials, members of law enforcement, and members of the judiciary.

They are the individuals who ensure the continued functioning of this nation in public areas, as well as those who safeguard us and ensure our safety. Garland stated that instances of this nature pose a significant danger to the very foundation of our democratic system.


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