The sergeant who was at the Capitol during the January 6 riot said he was concerned that there could be another riot.
"I live with the fear of another attack happening because of the rhetoric that is currently discussed on social media, radio, and the news," the officer wrote in a statement on Friday.
A victim impact statement in the federal case against a member of the Proud Boys was made by the officer who only identified as "CT".
The sergeant asked for punishment for the rioters.
If these individuals are not held accountable for their actions, they will continue to do horrible things. This is similar to a toddler's temper tantrum. He said that if it wasn't addressed immediately the tantrums would get worse.
The officer wrote that he had become withdrawn after the January 6 attack.
While the officer did not name Trump, he said he's worried that right-wing politicians are using the same false rhetoric of a fake or rigged election as Trump did before the riot.
"A man told these militia groups, 'To stand back and stand by,' which then served as a rally cry and encouraged them to continue their extremist ways, to prepare to fight 'the injustice' and the fraudulent election,'" he wrote. The right-wing ideology that these groups and individuals hold dear is a cancer.
Several candidates who lost by large margins call their loss a fraud because of January 6. This is the new narrative when things don't work out.
The sergeant is worried about the recent calls to violence following the FBI raid on Trump's residence.
"As we have just entered a voting primary season, we are seeing candidates echo the fraudulent election claims due to their loss," he wrote. "As a result of the legally obtained search warrant there are increased calls for violence against law enforcement officers by the same groups/ individuals who participated in the January 6th insurrection."