Nancy Pelosi says conspiracy theory of Donald Trump getting reinaugurated on March 4 is "silliness"
Following the insurrection that occurred last January 6 a few weeks ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden, new conspiracy theories including reports suggest former President Donald Trump is still the country’s leader. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed such theories that suggested Trump would be getting inaugurated again.
Speaking to reporters last week, Pelosi dismissed the QAnon conspiracy theory of former President Donald Trump getting reinstalled in the White House, with his inauguration supposedly on March 4. Pelosi revealed that the House adjourned its session early on that day to give House Republicans space for their annual issues conference. This is in contrast to another theory that there would be another attempt at an insurrection on that day as well. Pelosi went on to describe the conspiracy theories as “silliness.”
“I don’t think anybody should take encouragement that because some troublemakers might show up that we changed our whole schedule. No, we just moved it a few hours and it largely will accommodate the Republicans going to their own session,” said Pelosi. “The silliness of this being Inauguration Day and that in May the president will be inaugurated falls into the realm of ‘Let’s not waste our time on it’”
March 4 was originally the date of the inauguration of American presidents until 1933 when an amendment to the US Constitution changed it to January 20. Several QAnon believers are still convinced that the March 4 inauguration date is still the actual date of the inauguration and that Trump will return to the White House for a second term.
In other related news, Richard Barnett, one of the rioters during the insurrection who was pictured with his feet up on Pelosi’s desk, had an outburst during a federal court hearing last week. Barnett was reportedly screaming at the presiding judge Christopher R. Cooper during the virtual hearing where it was decided that Barnett would be detailed at least until his next court hearing in May. The rioter went on to yell that it was not fair and that the other rioters who were arrested and detained for some time were being released.