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Capitol siege raises security concerns for Biden inaugural

Biden Inauguration Security
Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 10:54:10-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 was already going to be scaled back due to the pandemic, and Donald Trump may become the first commander in chief in 152 years to skip his successor’s swearing-in.

But after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, there are now questions about whether having a presidential ceremony on the steps of the same building could also pose a serious security risk.

Biden insists that he never felt concerned about his safety or the security of the inauguration, and organizers didn’t consider postponing or moving the event.