January 16, 2015

ROLL CALL: House Sergeant-at-Arms: Congress Is a Top Terrorist Target.

As the Capitol Hill community digests news of a foiled ISIS-inspired plot to bomb and shoot the complex, law enforcement officials are reminding congressional offices the Capitol is a top target for terrorists. . . .

According to the Sergeant-at-Arms, Capitol Police continue to coordinate with the FBI, and law enforcement officials are monitoring the situation. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint in Ohio court against Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, who was allegedly plotting to travel to D.C. and detonate pipe bombs at and near the Capitol, then shoot employees and officials.

Smarter terrorists would leave Congress alone. So far, it’s done more to hurt America than they have. . . .