WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is issuing an emergency declaration for the nations capital amid rising concern amongst native and federal authorities about violence within the lead-up to and through President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration on January 20.
The declaration permits the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate with native authorities as wanted.
The declaration from Trump comes 5 days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol as Congress started formally counting the Electoral College votes to certify his defeat to Biden. Five individuals died.
Trump has spent months complaining that he was cheated out of an election victory by widespread voter fraud, which election officers say doesn’t exist.
Earlier Monday, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urged individuals to steer clear of inaugural occasions due to “last weeks violent insurrection as well as the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic.”
Trumps emergency declaration is in impact from Monday by Jan. 24.