Photo by Bonnie Cash
Photo by Bonnie Cash

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Sunday called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take additional steps to secure the nation’s capital ahead of President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration.

In a letter to acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, Bowser called for several specific steps to be taken, including an extension of the special security period surrounding the inauguration, the declaration of a pre-disaster zone, and increased coordination between federal law enforcement agencies to secure federal buildings with the hopes of allowing D.C. police to respond to the city’s other needs.

The statement called Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol an “unprecedented terrorist attack” and called the measures outlined in her letter “essential to demonstrating our collective resolve in ensuring the Constitutional transition of power and our nation’s capital in the days leading up to it.”

Read the full story at The Hill | Home News.

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