Is today the day?
Is today the day that Donald Trump returns to DC, triumphantly (re?)seizes power and is inaugurated at the real inauguration as 19th president?
Or will nothing like that happen and our QAnon/Trumper friends and neighbors will have to explain away the day as not-The Storm?
Meanwhile, NBC is reporting:
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sent a joint intelligence bulletin to state and local law enforcement agencies late Tuesday warning that some domestic groups have "discussed plans to take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or about" March 4, according to a senior law enforcement official who described the document to NBC News.
[The bulletin] also states that domestic violent extremists have a continued "perception of election fraud and other conspiracy theories associated with the presidential transition, which may contribute to (Domestic Violent Extremists) mobilizing to violence with little or no warning."
Know who's been spreading that false perception of election fraud?
Yea, you know it. Donald Trump this past weekend at CPAC:
Throughout his speech, Trump dug into his election grievances, accusing Democrats of using the deadly COVID-19 pandemic to “cheat” the election, and repeatedly hammered the Supreme Court for not intervening and overturning the results.
“This election was rigged, and the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it,” Trump said, which led the crowd to loudly chant, “You won, you won," to which Trump responded, “We did.”
“They rejected it,” Trump continued, attacking the High Court. “They should be ashamed of themselves for what they've done to our country. They didn't have the guts or the courage to make the right decision.”
Back to the NBC reporting:
On Wednesday, the U.S. House abruptly scrapped plans to meet Thursday and began finishing its work for the week given the threat of violence.
And yet how many Republicans have you heard these past few weeks whining about how the Democrats have failed to reach out to them in the spirit of unity?
As my good friend Sean Parnell said, "If you don't denounce it, you've endorsed it."
So we'll see how many Republicans have denounced this right-wing pro-Trump domestic terrorism.