Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) suggested Thursday that Capitol Police and Democrats are hyping up the bizarre online theories of QAnon as justification for keeping Washington DC under ‘occupation’.
Following a story in Newsweek that highlighted how some QAnon followers believe President Trump is to be ‘reinstalled’ on March 4th, Capitol authorities and Democrats used it as a reason to keep troops and razor wire fences in place.
During a Wednesday hearing, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said “Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the president used to be inaugurated on March 4. OK, now why that’s relevant, God knows, at any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather again and storm the Capitol on March 4. … That is circulating online.”
Rep. Gatez responded on Twitter:
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) responded to Gaetz, suggesting that ‘swamp’ creatures are using the ‘threat’ of conspiracists to take away freedoms:
The representatives’ comments come days after leaked email suggested that there are plans to keep the National Guard in DC beyond the previously discussed deadline of March 12th, and throughout the Summer AND Fall.
A report by FOX 5 cited an internal email seen by reporters that reveals The National Security Council is asking the Department of Defense to engage Capitol Police on planning for post-March 12th support.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Robert Salesses said Wednesday that the Capitol Police requested that 4,900 troops remain in DC through March 12.
General Russel L. Honoré has been tapped for the Capitol Security review by Nancy Pelosi in a partisan based cleansing of dissent in America.