The Capitol Police Department says it has uncovered a possible plot to attack Congress today, less than two months after a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol. The threat of violence prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move up votes on police reform and voting rights to Wednesday evening and to cancel Thursday’s session. Senate leaders, however, are proceeding with business today. Members of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that March 4 is the “true Inauguration Day,” when Donald Trump will be sworn in to a second term in the White House. On Wednesday, Texas Republican Congressmember Michael McCaul called on Trump to intervene.
Rep. Michael McCaul: “I think President Trump has a responsibility to tell them to stand down. This threat is credible, and it’s real.”