Pelosi to hold security briefing ahead of Sept. 18 rally planned by Trump supporters

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited her fellow congressional leaders from the House and Senate to attend a security briefing about an upcoming rally planned at the Capitol in support of people who were arrested during the Jan. 6 riot.

Pelosi invited Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the briefing, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

The Jan. 6 riot was led by a group of supporters of former President Donald Trump, who sought to stop the Electoral College vote count in a bid to overturn his electoral defeat. Five people died that day, including a police officer who was later determined to have had a stroke and a rioter who was shot by police. Several more police officers who responded to the riot died by suicide in the intervening months.

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