High alert in Washington before the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States.
The day of the opening of his term in the White House, with a proportional oath, was set on January 20, but since these hours the American capital is armored.
Hundreds of National Guardsmen are guarding the Capitol and other sensitive places, to avoid new assaults by pro-Trump demonstrators like the one that staged on January 6.
The mobilization of the military and law enforcement agencies was impressive, given some of the “warnings” received from the secret services and task forces monitoring groups linked to extremism.
The warning also relates to the possibility of placing bombs, such as those found during the congressional attack six days earlier.
For this reason, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy warned various departments in the field to “prepare for any scenario”, while allowing the National Guard to equip itself with lethal weapons (M-9 pistols and M-4 rifles).
Security has also been strengthened to protect the president-elect. The decision that Biden should not arrive in Washington on January 20 by train, but by plane, works like this.
It was Biden himself who assumed the train arrives at the party, in a break with Donald Trump, who arrived in the capital with Air Force One four years ago, and in honor of the same choice of Barack Obama, of which Biden was his deputy. , In 2009, and back to his past as a passenger when he was a “simple” senator from Delaware.
(Unioneonline / lf)