A White House official has confirmed, Vice President Kamala Harris was inside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) building on Jan. 6 2021 when a pipe bomb was found outside the headquarters.
According to Capitol Police, the pipe bomb was under investigation around 1:07 p.m. and an unnamed “protectee” was evacuated from the DNC premises at exactly 1:14 p.m. Multiple people have now confirmed that the Secret Service protected around the time the pipe bomb was identified was none other than Vice President Harris. This has raised several questions regarding general security on Jan. 6, 2021.
Now that a year has gone by and investigation is still underway for major suspects in the case, people are reliving the traumatic events of January 6. Not only is this a matter of serious concern about the vice president’s security but also reminds us all of how severe it could have been with the actual lives of people elected in the office directly put at risk.
Many people are questioning why the security officials and law enforcement officers did not stay ahead of the imminent threat since there were more than a few signs that hinted towards what eventually ended up happening on the day of. According to the timeline of events from Jan. 6 released, the threat of the bomb was neutralized at 4:36 p.m., while another pipe bomb found at the RNC was neutralized at 3:33 p.m.
While no public confirmation of the exact damage that could have been done by the bombs is available, the FBI did confirm the bombs “could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death.” There are no suspects in this scenario so far, despite the hundreds arrested on charges sustained during the insurrection on Jan. 6. The FBI has recently released a new call for tips in search of the pipe bomb suspect who is seen on camera from the surveillance footage.
“We know it is hard to report information about a friend or family member, but these pipe bombs were viable devices that could have detonated, causing innocent bystanders to be seriously injured or killed. Your tip could be the one that prevents this person from harming themselves or anyone else,” said assistant director of FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven M. D’Antuono, in the tip line and statement regarding the pipe bombs.