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The Democrat-led House adjourned early Wednesday and cancelled all of their scheduled events for Thursday reportedly in response to online chatter from QAnon conspiracy theorists about storming the U.S. Capitol again on March 4th.

According to reports, the conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated as America’s real president come the 4th. The theory’s based on the historical fact that Inauguration Day used to be March 4th up until 1933.

In accordance with this theory, there’s reportedly been chatter online about storming the U.S. Capitol, according to a statement from the U.S. Capitol Police.

“We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,” the agency announced Wednesday.

The Associated Press noted that members of Congress were issued an advisory Wednesday morning warning them that Capitol Police had received “new and concerning information and intelligence indicating additional interest in the Capitol for the dates of March 4th – 6th by a militia group.”

Testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman reportedly confirmed that her department does indeed “have some concerning intelligence,” but refused to be specific.

The House’s decision to adjourn amid these threats has raised some concerns.

One concern centers on the militarization of the Capitol. For months now, the U.S. Capitol has looked like a war zone. And according to multiple reports, Capitol officials have no imminent plans of restoring normalcy anytime soon.

Here’s how the Capitol looked as of Wednesday evening:

But some now wonder why the House felt it necessary to essentially take a vacation day amid the threats. After all, the American people are paying millions of dollars to keep the Capitol fortified and thus Congress ostensibly safe, no?

Some also question the merits of taking a vacation day in response to mere chatter.

Look:

Also notable is that the Senate, which is led by an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, hasn’t adjourned amid this vague threat.

“It’s unclear why the House decided to cancel votes when the Senate plans to be in session all day and voting in the Capitol all day tomorrow,” a senior Republican Senate aide told The Daily Caller.

Indeed, it’s very unclear.

Especially when you factor in that the only evidence that something’s up is the vague chatter cited by USCP. Other than that, there’s apparently nothing.

“We haven’t seen anything to suggest that there’s any physical, real-world mobilization behind that chatter,” far-left activist Jared Holt, reportedly a visiting research fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab, told The Hill.

There’s also reportedly been a decline in the obscure chatter.

“There has been a noticeable decline in online activity on some social media platforms surrounding efforts on March 4, and there was already considerably less online chatter than during the lead-up to Jan. 6,” according to the AP.

These facts have some Americans feeling as if the House’s decision to essentially take a vacation day is some bullschiff.

Look:

Vivek Saxena

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