The Federal Bureau of Investigation might be adding some of the folks who were involved in the Capitol Hill riot to a no-fly list just prior to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
During a news conference that was held on Tuesday, FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono stated that the addition of these suspects cannot be ruled out.
“As for the no-fly list, we look at all tools and techniques we can possibly use within the FBI, and that’s something that we are actively looking at,” he said.
Both the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration maintain the no-fly list. In a statement, an FBI spokesperson said the bureau “will continue to nominate predicated subjects to the federal terrorism watchlist, as appropriate, in accordance with existing laws and policies.”
“If an individual is deemed to be an immediate threat to other airline passengers or to the aircraft, the agencies and local law enforcement at the airport have jurisdiction to detain or arrest the individual, which would effectively prevent them from flying,” the statement continued.
Much of the hoopla here is due to the fact that the riot last week has spawned some safety and security concerns for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
It’s one thing to protest and to voice your grievances in a way that is appropriate and peaceful. If that’s what folks want to do, that’s acceptable. However, it is not okay to be violent and destructive.
If we want to claim the moral high ground over Black Lives Matter, we have to keep cool.