US Capitol on High Alert with Almost 5,000 National Guard Troops on Streets
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The US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation's capital until at least March 12, The Daily Mail reported.
It's not known publicly if there are any threats to the Capitol, which was the site of the pro-Trump insurrection on January 6 that left five dead.
March 4 is important for QAnon conspirators because it was the former inauguration date of the country before the 20th Amendment moved it up to its current date in January.
Conspirators, who believe Trump's claims that the election was "rigged", believe that Trump will be able to claim the presidency on the historic inauguration date on Thursday.
Trump, whose claims the election was "stolen" from him and his supporters led to the Capitol siege, and his impeachment and suspension from Twitter, is continuing to fan the flames of anger among his supporters.
During his remarks at CPAC on Sunday, he mentioned the possibility of winning for "a third time" if he chooses to run for president again, a continuation of his 2020 victory claim.
March 4 used to be the inauguration date for presidents, but the date was moved up by the advent of the 20th Amendment to reduce "lame duck" time, according to CNET.
Based on the interpretation QAnon has of the laws since then, Ulysses S. Grant is the last legitimate president of the country.
QAnon beliefs have rarely been validated by the realities that have unfolded around the conspiracy's followers.
Followers believe Trump is working against Satanic members of Hollywood and the Democratic Party who are running a pedophile ring, which led to the infamous Pizzagate incident.
They also believe John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive and that COVID-19 is a conspiracy that was invented to hurt Trump's reelection chances.