In a matter of days from now, the United States of America will be welcoming their 46th President through Joe Biden on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. This came when incumbent President Trump was unsuccessful in winning his second presidential bid against Biden.
Trump was vying through the republican party while Biden through the Democratic party. Overall, Biden was victorious in both people’s votes and electoral votes. For casting votes, he got about 81.2 million votes while Trump got 74.2 million votes. On the other hand, Biden won 306 electoral votes against Trump’s 232 electoral votes.
There were uncertainty and chaos following election results after President Trump failed to accept defeat, and he allegedly stated that the election was rigged. However, after weeks of investigations and court sessions, Biden’s win was withheld, and he will be sworn in as the next President of the United States.
News coming in is that every national guard troop designated to attend the inauguration will have to pass through strict scrutiny to ensure safety from all sides.
On Monday, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said that officials would perform background checks on all National Guard members set to attend the inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Miller set things straight by saying that they were no suspense of any dangerous activity or personnel to worry about, and they were doing all this out of a sense of caution.
Miller written statement read as follows:
“While we have no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the capital ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and this type of vetting often takes place by law enforcement for significant security events.”
Miller also noted that the number of Guard members expected at the inauguration by saying that they expect more than 25,000 members to grace Wednesday’s event.
Be sure to note that there have been several vetting, and all of them haven’t flagged any issues to be keen on, and everything is in place.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy explained how they are continually vetting every National Guard member through different processes by going through every individual assigned to the inauguration event.
Now, FBI screening will also be used before the D-day reaches to vet all Guard members, who have already gone through previous monitoring. They are doing so to ensure that the inauguration process occurs most safely and swiftly as possible without any alteration.
The FBI was introduced to vetting after several military veterans were involved in the recent attack incited by President Trump on the Capitol grounds that left five dead. Several arrests have been recorded, and one of the Americans under investigation is an officer under the Army Special Forces.
The extra vetting was called by Congress last week where they wanted the Pentagon to investigate the National Guard ranks and their white supremacist ideology.
All these precautionary measures are geared towards the transfer of incumbent President Donald Trump’s power to President-elect Joe Biden without incident during the 46th President of United States’ inauguration on 20 January 2021.
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