DC Mayor 'Extremely Concerned' About Securing Biden Inauguration Amid 'Continued Threat'
FOX NEWS - 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.
"We believe strongly that the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20 will require a very different approach than previous inaugurations given the chaos, injury and death experienced at the United States Capitol during the insurrection," Bowser wrote....READ MORE
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