Congress voted to make the 2020 election rules permanent — again ignoring the Constitution’s words that state legislatures will make their election laws — and then went home, claiming the risk of QAnon Shaman raiding the Capitol was just too great.
Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1Breaking on @MSNBC: The FBI and DHS have issued a joint intel bulletin warning that domestic extremists have discussed plans to “take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove democratic lawmakers on or about the 4th of March.” March 4 is important to QAnon believers.
But did Putin order it, Kyle? Did Putin use his kompromat on QAnon to order a coup, like he ordered a shutdown of the northeastern power grid during winter?
Michael Tracey @mtraceyFollowing the example of Congress, from now on everybody should refuse to show up to work because of “chatter” on the internet
Meanwhile, our government will remain occupied by troops for just another two months.
Just another two months to flatten the threat, guys.
Just another two months.
The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. Defense officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.
The request underscores the continuing concerns about security and the potential for violence at the Capitol, two months after rioters breached the building in violence that left five people dead. And it comes as law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the building.
The potential plot is tied to the far-right conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon supporters that former President Donald Trump will rise again to power on March 4, the original presidential inauguration day.
A friend said darkly, but accurately: And when absolutely nothing happens — yet another “intelligence” conclusion that turns out to be bullshit — they will say it was only their vigilance and their sadly-necessary Show of Force that kept the Bad Orange People away.
And NeverTrump — the leftwing’s Amen Chorus — will cheer like children at a baseball game.
Meanwhile, National Review — always bothered by the threat of authoritarianism under Trump — continues its stalwart, principled stance against government authoritarians and crackdowns on dissidents:
I welcome feet-on-the-desk Capitol Hill riot guy’s newfound interest in criminal justice reform.
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 4, 2021
The bloodthirsty Caesarists of National Review will claim they are just against all domestic violence, but, oddly enough, they don’t seem at all bothered by the DOJ “quietly” dismissing the charges against many of the leftwing antifa terrorists that they’re allied with:
Funny how no one can cite any facts about what constitutes this “threat”. Republicans keep saying there has been no briefings or explanations of what the threat is.
There is no threat. The Reichstag fire burns on.