The President reveals new details about his upcoming "Stop The Steal" protest.
The congressional joint session on Jan. 6 presents an opportunity for President Donald J. Trump to win the presidency, even though mainstream media has already dubbed Joe Biden the "President-elect."
On the same day Congress meets, President Trump will rally his supporters in hopes that the Electoral College votes will be overturned in his favor.
The President tweeted, "The BIG Protest Rally in Washington, D.C., will take place at 11.00 A.M. on January 6th. Locational details to follow. StopTheSteal!"
USA Today reported that even though Trump hasn't yet provided specifics on the location, the National Park Service has received three permit applications to protest the election results on Wednesday, with more than 15,000 attendees expected.
D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department said they will be closing multiple streets throughout the city on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week for "public safety."
The city's incoming police chief, Robert J. Contee III told The Washington Post that his department is preparing to "facilitate peaceful protests" and that “violence will not be tolerated.”
According to Forbes, The Eighty Percent Coalition–a group whose name refers to the estimated percentage of Republican voters who do not trust the 2020 election results–has requested a permit with the largest expected gathering of up to 10,000 people at Freedom Plaza in northwest D.C.
"Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander says he expects more than a million attendees to protest.
“We’re going to have over a million people in Washington, D.C., because we have the president even tweeting about the event,” Alexander said.
Trump is expected to speak at the rally and pressure Congress to acknowledge and respond to the wide occurrence of election fraud.