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DC mayor 'extremely concerned' about securing Biden inauguration amid 'continued threat'

华盛顿州, 直流., Mayor Muriel Bowser said her team isextremely concernedabout security ahead of President-elect 乔·拜登的 inauguration on Jan. 20 in the wake of violence at the U.S. Capitol in a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.

Bowser on Saturday requested the Department of Homeland Securityadjust its approach to the Inauguration,” including by extending the National Security Special Event so that it lasts from Jan. 11-24 (the current period is Jan. 19-21).

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Bowser is also requesting a pre-disaster declaration under the Stafford Act for the Inauguration, and Boswer asked the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate with other departments, 包括 司法部.

We believe strongly that the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20 will require a very different approach than previous inaugurations given the chaos, injury and death experienced at the United States Capitol during the insurrection,” Bowser wrote.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y。, echoed her concerns in a statement following his conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Saturday.

The threat of violent extremist groups remains high and the next few weeks are critical in our democratic process with the upcoming inauguration at the U.S. Capitol to swear in President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” 舒默说.

Given that the same incendiary, dangerous rhetoric online that occurred before Jan. 6, which proved to be a warning of the insurrectionist attack, has only escalated since, I impressed upon Director Wray the vitalness of the FBI to work with other federal and state agencies to remain highly proactive and extremely vigilant to defend our democracy,” 他继续.

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与此同时, 代表. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥·科尔特斯, D-N.Y。, told ABC “本星期” that Capitol Police hadpotentially compromised elementsand demanded an investigation of what went wrong on Jan. 6.

We need to review what actually happened on Wednesday, the National Guard was requested by the D.C. Council and was rejected,” she said on Sunday. “We are talking about and we are hearing about a complete and utter lack of preparation.

The chief of the D.C. Capitol Police lied to House Administration chairwoman Zoe Lofgren about the preparations of what happened,” 她继续. “We need to know what happened and how deep this goes. And if we do not and if we do not take corrective action right now, we are talking about those same potentially compromised elements being in charge of the president’s security during the inauguration.

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Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced his 辞职 星期四, a day after 抗议者 违反了国会大厦, overran his officers and prompted condemnations from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in 华盛顿州, including a call for him to step down from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 卡利夫. His last day was Friday.

福克斯新闻’ Michael Ruiz and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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