JUST IN: President Trump Declares An ‘Emergency’ In The District Of Columbia Through January 24

JUST IN: President Trump Declares An ‘Emergency’ In The District Of Columbia Through January 24


President Trump on Monday declared an emergency in Washington, D.C. and ordered federal assistance to supplement efforts to prepare for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration later this month.

The move came after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) over the weekend asked Trump to issue an emergency declaration amid concerns about potential threats to the inauguration on Jan. 20.

House Democrats earlier Monday formally introduced an article of impeachment charging Trump with inciting the Capitol riots last Wednesday.

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"Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an *EMERGENCY* exists… and ordered *FEDERAL ASSISTANCE*… due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration"…

The Declaration runs from January 11th until January 24th.(!) pic.twitter.com/dY03R7CQZI

— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 12, 2021

Trump’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency actions under the Stafford Act.

“Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary

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