Right now, there is a lot of chatter on social media (especially on Parler) either referencing that President Trump will invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 soon, or that he already has. This has fascinated many in conspiracy circles for a long time, as it was actually brought up long before the election and all the controversy that followed.
The bottom line is that no, President Trump has not done this. It is also pretty unlikely that he will, as it is not even known if there is any sound legal basis for that to happen. Most of the posts going around state that this means Trump will remain President of the United States indefinitely citing national security concerns. Some even go as far as to say that Trump will use the Emergency Broadcast System to spread the message since he has basically been neutered on social media.
For Trump’s most loyal supporters, this is probably a dream scenario, but once again, it is unlikely he would try such a thing, and it certainly has not happened. We are saying this here because the mainstream media makes things difficult. If Trump had invoked this, you can bet the mainstream media would ignore it altogether, or try to use it to further bolster attempts to remove Trump from office. Also, bear in mind that Trump has now conceded that he lost the election and has kept a pretty low profile since the crazy affairs at the Capitol.
In the meantime, if you are interested in what the Insurrection Act of 1807 actually is and what it’s intended use is, please check out the video below. If you want a quick remix, the act probably was more of an issue during the protests in other cities beside Washington earlier this year. The act supposedly could be used to override state government and use federal forces to restore order. In any case, the way people are trying to reference it in regards to the current situation is completely incorrect.