The QAnon Cult predicted Donald Trump would win the election on November 3, 2020.
It did not happen.
The QAnon Cult then predicted Trump would take his rightful place as U.S. president on December 8, 2020. When that did not happen, they said it would happen on December 14, 2020. When that did not happen, they said it would happen on January 6, 2021. When that did not happen, they said it would happen on January 20, 2021. That did not happen, so now they say it will happen on March 4, 2020.
The U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday that they have information regarding a possible plot by a militant group to breach the Capitol on Thursday, a date that some followers of the QAnon extremist ideology falsely claim will mark former president Donald Trump's return to the White House. . . .
In response, the House canceled a scheduled Thursday session, instead wrapping up planned votes late Wednesday. The Senate, considering President Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, planned to remain in session Thursday. Members and staff were encouraged to take precautions such as parking in underground garages. . . .
March 4, the original Inauguration Day before the passage of the 20th Amendment in 1932, is the date that some on the far right have come to believe — wrongly — that Trump will again rise to power. . . .
An FBI bulletin sent late Tuesday warns broadly that "militia violent extremists" pose a threat throughout 2021 and that domestic violent extremists generally have probably been "emboldened" by the events of Jan. 6, according to a person familiar with its contents.
The bulletin — a copy of which was posted online by a Politico reporter and confirmed by The Post — talks of the QAnon "conspiracy theory" surrounding March 4 and adds that, as of late February, an "unidentified group" of militia violent extremists had "discussed plans to take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers" on that date. . . .
Last week, acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda D. Pittman warned lawmakers that members of extremist groups involved in the Jan. 6 riot "want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible" during Biden's address. . . .
Pittman said that in the first two months of 2021, officials noted a 93 percent increase in threats against lawmakers compared with the same period of 2020. She proposed a security plan for members that includes a focus on security outside of Washington, D.C. She also said that the Capitol Police plan to establish "a dedicated stand-ready force of two platoons (80 officers) at all times," to reduce the force's reliance on partner agencies to respond to emergencies.