WASHINGTON – The fences were back at the U.S. Capitol ahead of the “Justice for J6″ rally on Saturday to show support for the hundreds who are facing charges over their alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot.
Former President Donald Trump told The Federalist during an interview on Thursday that the rally on Saturday was a setup. Braynard was a Trump campaign staffer in 2016.
“If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit!’ And if people do show up they’ll be harassed,” Trump said, according to The Federalist.
The rally comes amid revelations about Trump in “Peril,” a new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa that will be released on Sept. 21. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot is still reviewing and waiting for records.
Inside the U.S. Capitol, Democrats in the Senate are divided over a $3.5 trillion bill, which President Joe Biden wants to fund with a 28% top corporate tax rate and a higher tax for Americans who earn more than $400,000 annually.
“This bill is going to have a big impact for South Florida,” said Marty Walsh, the U.S. secretary of labor, about investments to address climate change. He also added the bill will also “make sure we create the opportunities for people and help people with pathways into the middle class.”
Biden’s plan also aims to invest in providing a free community college education, more free child care, and family leave, and more funding for Medicare.
Afternoon report from Washington