The Heat: Heightened security for Biden Inauguration

The Heat

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to call for unity and healing in his inaugural address to the nation on Wednesday.

Biden will take the oath of office from the west side of the U.S. Capitol; the very place pro-Trump supporters stormed the building in an attempt to overturn the election results. The National Mall where crowds would normally gather on Inauguration Day is now closed and more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops are guarding the city against the threat of violence.

CGTN’s White House Correspondent Nathan King reports.

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Joining the discussion:

  • Katie Barlow is an attorney and the Social Media Editor for SCOTUSblog, which focuses on the Supreme Court and the government.
  • Rafael Bernal is a reporter for the US political newspaper, The Hill.
  • Douglass Sloan is the Principal of the National Capitol Strategy Group and the Vice President of the DC NAACP.
  • Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.

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