Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar shut down a question about a future QAnon rally during a Feb. 23 oversight hearing discussing the security failures of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Democratic Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen tried to ask acting Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department Robert Contee a question about security at the Capitol for March 4, but Klobuchar, who is leading the joint oversight hearing, shut Rosen down.
“I believe that there’s some plans by QAnon for something to happen at the Capitol on March 4. I want to hear what steps we’re taking to protect the Capitol on March 4 from any more violent extremists,” Rosen said. (RELATED: ‘QAnon Is Nuts’: Republican Ben Sasse Rips Trump For Flirting With Conspiracy Theory)
“We’ll have you talk to him about that later,” Klobuchar said, cutting Rosen off. Rosen had already used up her allotted question time.
Some QAnon believers have expressed belief in the latest in a long line of conspiracy theories that now marks March 4 as the day on which former President Donald Trump will be sworn in for his second term in office, even though President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20.
Those QAnon believers, along with several other groups of conspiracy theorists, believe that in 1871, the United States became a private corporation owned by the City of London, the Houston Press reported.
The presidential inauguration date was moved from March 4 to Jan. 20 by the 20th Amendment, which was ratified in 1933. The conspiracy theory claims that that the “real” inauguration date is March 4.
The Washington, D.C. Trump International Hotel has raised room rates for the days immediately prior to March 4, according to Newsweek. It is the only luxury hotel in the D.C. area to have done so.