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Mayor of DC Expresses Concerns Over Inauguration Security

The online chatter is not good.

The events of January 6th have opened America’s eyes, and left many of us wondering whether or not we are as safe as we think that we are.

Regardless of how anyone feels about the events of that day, it is rather obvious that security at the nation’s Capitol was not up to snuff.  In fact, the way that the day played out was wholly abysmal, and the negligence displayed by law enforcement was likely extreme enough to prompt a number of lawsuits.

Worse still is the fact that there is likely another attack coming, with Joe Biden’s inauguration remaining a target for Trump loyalists.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said her team is “extremely concerned” about security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 in the wake of violence at the U.S. Capitol in a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.

Bowser on Saturday requested the Department of Homeland Security “adjust its approach to the Inauguration,” including by extending the National Security Special Event so that it lasts from Jan. 11-24 (the current period is Jan. 19-21).

Bowser is also requesting a pre-disaster declaration under the Stafford Act for the Inauguration, and Boswer asked the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate with other departments, including the Justice Department.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have suggested that online chatter in the wake of the January 6th incident indicates that another attack could be coming before the 20th.

 

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