Report: Feds to Move Up D.C. Lockdown for Joe Biden's Inauguration

Report: Feds to Move Up D.C. Lockdown for Joe Biden's Inauguration


Federal authorities are expected to lock down large parts of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday — roughly one week ahead of schedule — in anticipation of possible unrest during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to a report.

Axios reports:

The Department of Homeland Security announced that the window for the National Special Security Event, which will involve tens of thousands of National Guard troops and federal law enforcement personnel, will begin Jan. 13, rather than the previously scheduled Jan, 19, the day before the inauguration.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told the news outlet that said the moving up of implementing security measures is due to “events of the past week and the evolving security landscape leading up to the inauguration and at the recommendation of Secret Service Director James Murray.”

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On Monday, the Department of Defense authorized up to 15,000 National Guardsmen to deploy to D.C. to support law enforcement for

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