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.