After the riots that took Capitol Hill by storm on January 6, a series of measures have followed.
For starters, multiple social media sites and payment processors have either banned or shut down President Trump and the Trump campaign. This means that neither the 45th president nor his campaign can use these platforms to advertise, connect with supporters, or accept payments.
In the wake of last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, precautionary measures are being taken to prevent any repeats; this is especially prevalent as the inauguration of Joe Biden gets closer and closer.
Yesterday, President Trump formally made an emergency declaration for Washington D.C., per Newsmax.
The State of Emergency in Washington D.C.
In a statement from the White House, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were given the green light to deploy any available relief and disaster efforts.
The purposes of these deployed efforts shall include reduction of threats in D.C., protection of safety and health, protection of public property, the saving of lives, and much more. In President Trump’s D.C. emergency declaration, additional funds will be released for the purposes of safeguarding Joe Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday.
— Washingtonian (@washingtonian) January 11, 2021
In relation to all this, the FBI is warning that more groups may descend upon state capitols as the 20th gets closer. These demonstrators are expected to comprise armed individuals and the U.S. Capitol may once again become a target.
Due to these details, law enforcement agencies are gearing up and readying themselves for the upcoming days.
An Orderly Transition to a Biden Administration
When President Trump conceded the 2020 race last week, he vowed that his focus remains on an orderly transition of power over to the incoming White House administration.
The recent emergency declaration is undoubtedly tied to the work for an orderly power transition. Americans are already being urged not to attend Biden’s inauguration in person, as a safety precaution.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 12, 2021
Meanwhile, the D.C. National Guard is said to be increasing the number of officers they have in the area as the 20th approaches. As of right now, President Trump’s emergency declaration is set to remain in effect until January 24.
What do you think about the ongoing emergency declaration in Washington D.C.? Do you believe more political violence will rear its head as the inauguration of Joe Biden steadily approaches? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.