Protesters Outside Capitol

Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson (Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the Transportation Security Administration and FBI to put the pro-Trump protesters that stormed the Capitol building on the national “no-fly list” — a category usually reserved for terrorists.

Thousands of rioters in support of President Donald Trump’s election challenge fought with cops, breached security barricades, and entered the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcing a lockdown and resulting in the deployment of National Guard troops. Multiple people died in the event, including a Capitol Police officer and a Trump supporter who was shot by law enforcement.

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Thompson said in a statement, “Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No-Fly List and keep them off planes. This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building — an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation.”

Thompson continued, “We already saw reports of ‘unruly mobs’ in air on the way to Washington, D.C. It does not take much imagination to envision how they might act out on their way out of D.C. if allowed to fly unfettered. This is an action that TSA and the FBI, by law, are able to take but, to my knowledge, have not yet taken. Alleged perpetrators of a domestic terrorist attack who have been identified by the FBI should be held accountable.”

Sam Mintz, a transportation reporter for Politico, posted the statement on Twitter, noting that the committee does not have the power to order protesters be placed on the no-fly list.

“[This is] a request (albeit one with a lot of eyes on it),” he said. “No indication yet from TSA or FBI that this has actually happened.”

Thompson’s request came after the nation’s largest flight attendants union also expressed safety concerns and demanded that identified rioters be barred from their return flights.

According to the TSA, the no-fly list is “a small subset of the U.S. government Terrorist Screening Database (also known as the terrorist watchlist) that contains the identity information of known or suspected terrorists.” Individuals are placed on the watchlist when they are “reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”

A spokesperson for the TSA said in a statement, “We prepare for all contingencies. For security reasons we do not discuss the precise details of our multiple layers of security, both seen and unseen. Travelers may notice additional law enforcement and canine presence, especially when events justify an increased security posture,” the statement said. “TSA is, of course, always at the ready to accommodate FBI requests and Congressional authorizations related to the No Fly List.”

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7 thoughts on “Will Capitol Protesters Be Put on the National No-Fly List?”
  1. GOOD! FINALLY! “WE’RE GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS”! NOW THEIR
    GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS! NOW THAT IT WAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH TRUMPS SUPPORTERS! TIME TO “STAND UP” AND MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF
    WHAT “WE’RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE”! FORGET THE THE SOLID TEN MONTHS
    OF ACTUAL REAL RIOTERS, LOOTERS, VANDALS, HATE GROUPS RIOTING
    RELENTLESSLY DOWN OUR STREETS COMPLETELY DESTROYING BUSINESSES
    AND LIVELIHOODS! LITERALLY DOMESTIC TERRORISTS! AND NEVER MIND
    “GETTING TO THE BOTTOM” OF THE ENTIRE AND VAST GROUP OF PLAYERS
    WHO HAD TO DO WITH CONJURING UP AND CARRYING OUT THE TREASONOUS
    ACT OF RIGGING AND CHEATING OUR ELECTION SYSTEM! RIPPING OFF THE
    REAL CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WHO WANTED AND ACTUALLY VOTED IN
    AGAIN THE ONLY PRESIDENT WHO CARED ENOUGH ABOUT THESE UNITED
    STATES OF AMERICA TO DO WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO AND ACTUALLY
    MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! NOT TAKING ANY SHIT FROM ALL THESE OTHER
    COUNTRIES THATS BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US SINCE WE’VE HAD NOTHING
    BUT A BUNCH OF WEAK ASS, BEND OVER AND TAKE IT AS LONG AS THE MONEY
    WAS RIGHT AND IT FITS “MY” AGENDA, “POLITICIANS” GETTING IN THE WAY
    OF REAL PROGRESS! WHEN YOU “GET TO THE BOTTOM” OF WHO ACTUALLY WAS
    THE RING LEADERS OF THIS STORMING OF THE CAPITAL I’M SURE IT WILL BE
    THE LEFT’S PEOPLE, ANTIFA AND BLM AND OTHERS, ACTING AS TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO GET EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED, FOR THE OFFICIALS
    WHO WERE GOING TO HELP AND GET THE THIS ELECTION RIGHT GOT SCARED
    OFF AND VOTED AGAINST TRUMP! WELL PLAYED OBAMA!

  2. Not a bad idea … gives the Damnocrats also pause plus, an opening to ban all BLM and of their ilk as well. What works for the Elephant, works for the Donkey as well.

  3. Right after you declare the true terrorizes in Antifa And BLM No Fly 95 (or higher) percent at Rally non violent/ peaceful protestors … all previous rallies only violence was others such as Antifa/ BLM attacking them…
    The real criminals are those that encourage people to attack/ intimidate
    people they disagree with politically in the streets/ restaurants and their homes… even republicans senators and family leaving DC events

  4. The extreme & untruthful bias from the political left, media & left followers is actually the Most unAmerican actions I have ever witnessed in my whole life !!!
    Socialist & Communist influence in this country is horrifying!! But I truly still believe Trump WILL come out on top !
    He Did Not concede!! He did Not throw his followers under the bus at the Capitol! Politicians & Media have a way of twisting every word, every move around to suit them to mislead the public !! Trump IS NOT DONE!!
    He has to the 20th to play his last card!
    He has God & the Truth still with him!
    It grips me how fast some of his followers are to give up !!…Ye of Little Faith !

  5. And where is your request to have your supporters placed on the no fly list? You know like BLM, DSP, and anti police groups? You as a Representative of Americans citizens are suppose to show EQUAL TREATMENT to all, but you show your COMMUNIST beliefs that you are in charge with “police” bowing to your commands and RULE over the Americans. You sir are just one of many Democratic want to be dictators!

  6. After 8 Months of riots from Dem’s, No one did a thing to stop them, Now when the REP. do the same thing, The left is all for arresting every one, I love this country and always will, But the politics in this great country are all but gone in a very wrong direction , Every one that plays a part in all this needs to be fired and replaced with new younger people in government, Congress has way to many people that should be retired and sent home, There should be a age limit or a term limit to how long they can serve the people in stead of serving themselves

  7. Good idea, removal of terrorists who
    entered Capital, to protect peaceful,
    law-abiding citizens, and our Democracy!

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