Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger is set to brief congressional leaders about the security plans being made for an upcoming rally in support of rioters who were jailed during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol invasion, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC on Wednesday.
The Sept. 18 event at the U.S. Capitol, dubbed the “Justice for J6” rally, comes more than eight months after hundreds of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed that building, forcing Congress into hiding and temporarily derailing efforts to confirm President Joe Biden’s victory.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, at a time when few lawmakers are likely to be on Capitol Hill. “There is no possibility of violence form our peaceful protest,” Braynard said in an email to CNBC. He noted that similar rallies organized by his group “occurred without incident.”
More than 600 people have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot. Dozens have already pleaded guilty. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has invited Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to her office next Monday at 11:15 a.m. ET to be briefed by Manger, the person told CNBC.