Capitol again armored in the capital after the police alert on a far-right militia that could have attacked Congress, demonstrating how much unrest is still alive two months after the assault of Donald Trump's fans.
For the conspiracy theorists of QAnon, in fact, the real Inauguration Day, the one in which the tycoon would return to the White House in place of the usurper Joe Biden, was March 4, as it was until 1933, before the date was moved to January 20. .
The alarms were raised by both the Capitol police and the FBI and interior ministry, also based on some online discussions.
Warnings perhaps exaggerated, but this time the authorities did not want to take risks after being accused in parliamentary hearings for the delays and inefficiencies of the attack two months ago.
The same groups of the QAnon archipelago have advised on the Telegram platform not to go to the capital and not to fall into what they have called a trap for Trump supporters.
No reaction from the former president, who stayed in Florida.
But security measures in Congress have been stepped up.
The White House and the main federal buildings are also armored.
In this tense atmosphere, the House canceled the session of March 4 and anticipated the approval of two priority laws on Biden's agenda: the one on the extension of the right to vote and the one on police reform, named after George Floyd.
The same speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, however, held her usual weekly press conference throwing water on the fire, arguing that the program changes were linked "mainly" to procedural objections of the Republicans and not to threats.