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.
"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