There are just a few days left until Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, despite many efforts from Donald Trump and his supporters to prove that the election was "stolen" from them.
In fact, many pro-Trumpers became so convinced that Democrats somehow rigged the election that they stormed the Capitol last week in an effort to derail the certification of the electoral college's results. The plan failed miserably, some lives were lost, and Congress worked through the night to complete the task they were assigned to do.
Now, in what could be a dangerous decision, Biden has refused to back down and will be using the Capitol building during his inauguration.
Joe Biden still plans to be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, exactly two weeks after a pro-Trump mob with rioters wielding Confederate flags stormed the building to attack the very nation Biden was elected to lead.
That moment shrouded in symbolism will launch a 59th presidential inauguration set to take place under extraordinary circumstances. The event was already scaled down and subdued by the coronavirus pandemic. And now, the Biden administration has the added weight of showing strength and stability to the rest of the world, which watched in horror as American democracy wavered from the exact place where he is to take the oath of office.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has been publicly pleading with law enforcement officials in recent days, hoping to better prepare the city for what may be a disaster.
The FBI has already indicated the presence of online discussions pointing to the possibility of another violent attack in response to Biden’s ascension.
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