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D.C. Mayor Asks for Additional Security Preparations for Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Washington — In anticipation of further unrest in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said Sunday that she is asking the federal government for additional security preparations to ensure the safety of the event and the district.

In an interview with “Face the Nation,” Bowser said this year’s inauguration has to be different than any other in the nation’s history.

“I’m requesting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that they take additional steps, including expanding the length of the time that this national special security event is in place,” Bowser said. “Further, I am asking that they extend the perimeter of their coverage area for this national security special event, which is the inauguration, to include the Capitol.”

Bowser said she will also be sending Mr. Trump a letter asking for a pre-disaster emergency declaration for the District of Columbia ahead of the inauguration, which will allow for additional federal coordination.

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