COLUMBUS, Ohio — The attack on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has led to speculation further attacks could soon take place around the country, particularly on Inauguration Day.
Here in Ohio, state leaders say they have had discussions about how to protect Ohio's capitol building from similar insurrection.
Gov. Mike DeWine, (R-Ohio), said Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol damaged not just the building but democracy.
"The people who scaled the walls have lost their faith and the question for our country is how much of America is now faithless," says DeWine.
Punches were thrown and fights broke out at the Statehouse Wednesday too.
A number of the Trump supporters fought with Black Lives Matter activists after both antagonized one another for hours.
Unlike in Washington D.C., there were no attempts to breach the Statehouse.
On Thursday, DeWine was asked if he was confident what happened at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday could not happen at the Statehouse.
"No. No one could say that," DeWine said.
DeWine did say as soon as he saw the situation in Washington, he contacted Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, (D-Columbus), and local law enforcement to beef up security at the Statehouse.
"We're certainly aware that something could happen," DeWine said.
A spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol said he could not discuss any of the security measures, resources or personnel used at the Statehouse for safety reasons.
But said officials are always evaluating security at the Statehouse.
"Security is something that we are continuously evaluating and taking actions to enhance. We work very closely with our local law enforcement partners to maintain a safe environment while protecting the property at the Statehouse. Troopers from around the state are always prepared to respond to incidents in the interest of public safety and security," the OSHP spokesman said.
Meanwhile, DeWine said the next two weeks are important.
He's calling for unity and not division.
"People wanna demonstrate they can demonstrate but going beyond demonstrations and attacking people, attacking a building, trespassing is just simply not acceptable," DeWine said.