Washington mayor requests for risen security around Biden’s inauguration

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

US: As of last week’s assault at the world’s oldest symbol buildings of democracy, Mayor Muriel Bowser called this “unprecedented terrorist attack.”

Mayor Muriel Bowser stated that Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 would need a “different approach” related to past inaugurations.

“While I will be reaching out to a broad range of local, regional and federal partners to enhance cooperation among our bodies, I strongly recommend the United States Department of Homeland Security to modify its approach to the Inauguration in several specific ways,” Bowser wrote in a letter to Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the department.

The letter was dated Saturday and made available on Sunday.

The Capitol building’s storming last week by Trump followers delayed the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

Without evidence, Trump, who has challenged Biden’s election win’s validity, initially praised his supporters but later condemned the undemocratic violence.

Lawmakers were forced to flee, as the building was mobbed by the president’s Trump supporters who overwhelmed security forces. Five people died in the violence, including one Capitol Police officer who was hit as he tried to ward off the crowds.

In her letter, Bowser stated that the District of Columbia was submitting a “pre-disaster declaration” request to allow for federal assistance.

She also urged the Homeland Security Department to coordinate with the Justice Department, the Department of Defense, the Supreme Court, and the Congress to establish a federal force deployment plan for all federal property.

Washington remains on high alert ahead of Biden’s inauguration. The event traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city but has been scaled back dramatically because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump said last week he would not attend Biden’s inauguration.

There was no public fraud in the election, a fact that has been approved by state officials across the country and Attorney General William Barr. 

Judges have dismissed nearly all of the legal challenges put forth by Trump and his allies.

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