US politicians stepping up security in increasingly acrimonious political climate

The divisive nature of American politics has seen threats against politicians rise four-fold in the last year, according to a security review following the attack on Capitol Hill.

The invasion of Congress on 6 January revealed the physical risk now posed to politicians in a polarised and acrimonious political climate – an angry mob attacking one of the most protected buildings in the world amid false claims of a stolen election.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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