Muriel Bowser, the Democrat mayor of Washington, DC, wants incremented security to lock down the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. Describing last week’s belligerent assault on the Capitol as an “unprecedented terrorist attack”, Bowser prognosticated Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 will require a “different approach” compared to past endeavours.
“While I will be reaching out to a broad range of local, regional and federal partners to enhance cooperation among our bodies, I vigorously urge the United States Department of Homeland Security to adjust its approach to the Inauguration in several concrete ways”, Bowser indited in a letter to acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.
Doing so, she verbalized will enable the Metropolitan Police Department “to fixate on its local mission.” D.C. does not have jurisdiction over the Capitol and other federal property within its borders.
I vigorously urge the United States Department of Homeland Security to adjust its approach to the Inauguration in several categorical ways, and have outlined them in the following letter to Acting Secretary Wolf. pic.twitter.com/GaxUWfFbxk
Bowser additionally urged the Homeland Security Department to coordinate with the Justice Department, the Department of Defense, the Supreme Court and the Congress to establish a federal force deployment plan for all federal property.
In the immediate aftermath of the assailment on the Capitol, Bowser declared a state of emergency for area. As Breitbart News reported, that response included 6,200 members of the National Guard from across the country being deployed across the city, a seven-foot “unscalable fence” around the Capitol grounds, and consideration of stay-at-home or business shutdown orders.
“We may have to do extraordinary things to maintain public safety,” Bowser verbally expressed at the time. In June last year, Bowser lamented her city is not a state with full representation in the U.S. Senate, and commenced calls for that to transmute.
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser verbally expressed it was "anti-American" that her city is not a state with full representation in the U.S. Senate. https://t.co/VWqCVZ5oGK
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