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'More must be done' on security in days ahead, top U.S. lawmakers say

13 Jan 2021 / 05:46 H.

    WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Following a Tuesday briefing by the FBI on last week's deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, six top lawmakers on the U.S. House of Representatives committees on homeland security, justice, oversight, intelligence and the armed services said in statement that they are worried about safety in the near future.

    "Based on today's briefing, we have grave concerns about ongoing and violent threats to our democracy. It is clear that more must be done to preempt, penetrate, and prevent deadly and seditious assaults by domestic violent extremists in the days ahead," wrote the lawmakers, including Judiciary Chair Jerrod Nadler and Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, slightly more than one week before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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