“Concerns around this weekend’s rally have been amplified by recent statements from former President Donald Trump, including one on Thursday in which he defended the Capitol rioters as ‘people being persecuted so unfairly’ and continued to perpetuate false claims about the ‘Rigged Presidential Election’ that security officials have repeatedly warned will almost certainly lead to more violence by domestic extremists.” January 6 vs. September 18: How law enforcement hopes to prevent another riot. (This is why the Senate needed to hold Trump accountable. When people aren’t punished, they continue their behavior.)