House GOPer Urges Trump To Tell MAGA Extremists To Stand Down Amid Threat Of Another Insurrection

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 30: Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, right, chairman of the China Task Force, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference on the China Task Force report in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The report outlines bipartisan action to combat threats from China. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the China Task Force conducts a news conference in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room on September 30, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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March 4, 2021 7:57 a.m.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on Wednesday asserted that it’s on ex-President Donald Trump to help quell the threat of a potential second attack on the Capitol on Thursday by telling his extremist supporters to stand down.

“Leaders should be very vocal in condemning all forms of extremism,” McCaul tweeted with a clip of his CNN interview in which he urges Trump to speak out.

“I think President Trump has a responsibility to tell them to stand down,” the GOP congressman told CNN. “This threat is credible. It’s real.”

The House cancelled its Thursday session after Capitol Police warned of a “possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group” on March 4, the day a QAnon conspiracy theory falsely claims will be the day Trump will be inaugurated.

McCaul was part of the majority of House Republicans who voted against impeaching Trump after the former president incited the insurrection on January 6.

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