Report reveals VP Harris inside DNC building when Jan. 6 pipe bomb discovered

Concurrent with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in 2021, two pipe bombs were also reportedly discovered outside the headquarter buildings of both the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington D.C. that same day.

It has now been revealed a year later that then-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was actually inside the DNC building when the bombs were first found, Fox News reported.

Harris was reportedly hustled out of the building just moments later by the U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to protect her.

Harris in the building

That news was first reported by Politico on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot and was sourced to “four people familiar with her movements that day.”

Based upon a timeline of events put together by the Capitol Police, that agency began to investigate the pipe bomb found outside the DNC at 1:07 pm, which prompted a group of Secret Service agents to escort an unnamed “protectee” out of the building just seven minutes later at 1:14 pm.

According to the four unnamed sources for Politico, which purportedly included a former law enforcement official and a White House official, that “protectee” was, in fact, the vice president-elect.

Search for a suspect

The report went on to note that, according to the timeline, the bomb outside the DNC was “neutralized” by 4:36 pm that day, while the other pipe bomb found outside the RNC building was said to have been similarly neutralized by 3:33 pm on the same day.

The FBI has thus far failed to identify the suspected individual who left the two bombs outside the D.C. headquarter buildings of the two major political parties, even as that hooded and masked individual was clearly caught on multiple surveillance cameras in the area.

In a social media post on the anniversary of the riot, the FBI noted that “Both devices were viable and could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death,” and offered up a $100,000 reward for any information that would lead to the “location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of the bombs.”

Serious security questions

Politico noted that Harris being in such close proximity to the potentially deadly device “raises sobering questions about her security that day.”

“It also raises the chilling prospect that the riots could have been far more destructive than they already were, with the incoming vice president’s life directly endangered,” the outlet added, going on to acknowledge the “harsh criticism” aimed at various law enforcement agencies for purportedly dismissing or ignoring advance intelligence reports suggesting chaos and violence could erupt that day.

This revelation is a pretty big deal and does indeed raise serious questions about security measures in and around the Capitol for elected officials, and hopefully, those questions will eventually be answered and not simply swept under the rug and forgotten.

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