Mitt Romney Cautioned Mitch McConnell About ‘Threats to Your Home’ Prior to January 6th.

A recently released book asserts that Mitt Romney informed Mitch McConnell about a potential violence threat on the night before the January 6th Capitol incident. Romney, in a private exchange with the Senate Republican leader, disclosed that there were discussions of setting his residence ablaze.

These revelations about Romney’s communication with McConnell are highlighted in the forthcoming book titled “Romney: A Reckoning” by McKay Coppins from The Atlantic. An excerpt from the book was published earlier this week.

“There are calls to burn down your home, Mitch,” Romney said. “To smuggle guns into DC, and to storm the Capitol.”

Romney’s worries extended beyond that point. He conveyed additional concerns regarding the existing security measures.

“I hope that sufficient security plans are in place, but I am concerned that the instigator—the President (Donald Trump)—is the one who commands the reinforcements the DC and Capitol police might require,” Romney said.

However, McConnell chose not to acknowledge Romney’s warning, as revealed in the excerpt from the upcoming book.

The aftermath of the Capitol riot was devastating. While McConnell’s residence was spared, the Capitol itself suffered approximately $2.7 million in damages. Shockingly, the Department of Justice reported that 140 police officers faced assault.

Former President Donald Trump faced significant repercussions as a result. He was indicted following a federal investigation into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Furthermore, during his final days in office, he was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection.”

On the day when the certification of Trump’s 2020 election defeat was underway, he made two posts on X, formerly known as Twitter, urging his followers to uphold peace, respect the law, and support the Capitol Police.

“I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021.

The consequences for those involved in the Capitol riot were significant. More than 1,100 protesters were charged, and several riot leaders are now serving lengthy prison sentences. Notably, leaders of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio and Joe Biggs, received sentences of 22 years and 17 years, respectively.

This information, which sheds light on the advance warning and the subsequent developments, is drawn from the initial excerpt of McKay Coppins’s new book, “Romney: A Reckoning,” published by The Atlantic. The book was released shortly after Mitt Romney’s announcement of his retirement from the Senate at the end of his term.