Biden’s inaugural committee instructed the public last month not to try to watch the ceremony in person due to coronavirus concerns. Following the deadly siege of the Capitol by protests in Trump, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser also warned Americans to stay away from the country’s capital amid heightened security threats.
Airbnb, an online rental company, announced on Wednesday that it would cancel all bookings in the Washington area during the opening week to discourage visitors outside the city.
President Donald Trump on Monday granted Bowser’s request for a state of emergency in Washington before taking office, and federal authorities on Wednesday allowed an increase in the number of National Guards stationed throughout the city ̵
Acting Prosecutor Jeffrey Rosen said in a video statement Wednesday that there would be no tolerance for attempts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.
Meanwhile, the four-star officers who make up the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote a note to the full force on Tuesday, reaffirming that Biden will become commander-in-chief next week and telling troops that “any act of violating the constitutional process is not just against our traditions, values and oath.” ; this is against the law. “
Although the president-elect’s initial planning team re-evaluated its security planning after last week’s siege of the Capitol, Biden insisted on Monday that he was “not afraid” to swear an oath on the Capitol’s western front.
Trump has said he has no plans to attend Biden’s inauguration. But Vice President Mike Pence is expected to appear, as well as all living former presidents and their husbands except Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.
A man from the Chicago area was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to kill Democrats when Biden took office.