We are now only 5 days removed from one of the most astounding and unprecedented events in recent American history, after a massive crowd of President Trump’s supporters overwhelmed law enforcement and stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The fallout from the event has been swift, with President Trump being urged to resigned, threatened with the 25th Amendment, blacklisted by social media companies, and facing a second impeachment.
The storming of the Capitol came as Trump supporters looked to disrupt the certification of the electoral college’s 2020 results, which have Joe Biden winning the presidency.
Now, as Biden continues to plan his inauguration, there are fears that another such attack could be in the works, but this isn’t stopping Biden from planning to utilize the Capitol for the event.
Joe Biden still plans to be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, exactly two weeks after a pro-Trump mob with rioters wielding Confederate flags stormed the building to attack the very nation Biden was elected to lead.
That moment shrouded in symbolism will launch a 59th presidential inauguration set to take place under extraordinary circumstances. The event was already scaled down and subdued by the coronavirus pandemic. And now, the Biden administration has the added weight of showing strength and stability to the rest of the world, which watched in horror as American democracy wavered from the exact place where he is to take the oath of office.
The Mayor of Washington DC has repeatedly suggested that a number of additional law enforcement assets could be deployed to The Beltway ahead of Biden’s inauguration, which is set to be bookended by possibly a number of right wing protests in the nation’s capital.
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