The president has continued to assert baseless allegations of voter fraud, in spite of the findings of his own administration’s departments of Justice and Homeland Security to the contrary.
It is typical for the National Guard to be present for inaugurations, and more than 7,000 troops were mobilized for Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
Biden’s inauguration is expected to look very different from previous ceremonies as a result of public health precautions.
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office at the Capitol on Jan. 20, but otherwise have altered the tradition to adapt to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
The Biden transition team has said it is reimagining the typical gathering on the National Mall and the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in a way that will allow Americans to participate from home.
Biden condemned the rioting on Wednesday in a nationally televised address.
“At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault,” the former vice president said.
“It’s chaos, it borders on sedition, and it must end now. I call this mob to pull back and allow this work of democracy to go forward,” Biden added.
Article source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/national-guard-mobilized-for-30-days-including-biden-inauguration.html