Has Donald Trump Invoked the Insurrection Act?

After a violent mob stormed the Capitol on January 6 to protest Joe Biden’s electoral victory several social media posts claiming that President Donald Trump had invoked the Insurrection Act, began circulating online. 

One viral Facebook post shows a screenshot of a Parler account identified as @TeamTrumpNews that claims that President Trump invoked the Insurrection Act in response to what is described as a “treasonous rebellion by Democrat & Republican lawmakers.” Part of the widely shared post reads as follows: “I have invoked the The Insurrection Act of 1807, to address the treasonous rebellion conducted by Democrat & Republican lawmakers, CCP agents, the FBI, DOJ, CIA & others to undermine, corrode, and dismantle the United States of America and its constitution.”

The claim that Trump has invoked the Insurrection Act is false. 

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