Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered federal assistance to supplement the District’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to 24. January 2021, “the statement. read.
The statement comes at the request of the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, who declared a public emergency following the riots in the United States Capitol.
It will allow for more funding to address security concerns surrounding Biden’s inauguration.
“In light of the attack on the Capitol and intelligence suggesting that more violence is likely during the inaugural period, my administration has reassessed our inauguration readiness stance, including requesting the extension of National Guard support from DC through January 24, 2021, “Bowser said. wrote in a letter to the president.
“I have determined that the plans and resources assigned prior to the Inauguration are insufficient to establish a safe and secure environment as a direct result of the insurrectionary actions that occurred on January 6.
“Based on recent events and intelligence assessments, we must prepare for large groups of trained and armed extremists to come to Washington, DC.”
Biden is scheduled to be sworn in as president on January 20.
The emergency response will be coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), whose administrator became Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this morning.
Acting Secretary Chad Wolf resigned hours ago.
“Armed protests are being planned in all 50 state capitals from January 16 to at least January 20, and in the United States Capitol from January 17 to January 20,” read the bulletin issued by the FBI .
Six people died as a result of the assault on the United States Capitol last week, including a police officer who was beaten to death by rioters.
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Since then, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been detaining and arresting the rioters who were photographed inside the United States Capitol building.