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Mayor Bowser Urges People to Not Travel to DC for Presidential Inauguration

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Mayor Bowser Urges People to Not Travel to DC for Presidential Inauguration

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Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday said Americans shouldn’t travel to her city for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. “We are all focused on preparing for the upcoming presidential inauguration. Our goals right now are to encourage Americans to participate virtually and to protect the District of Columbia from a repeat of the violent insurrection experienced at the Capitol and its ground on January the 6th.” Bowser, a Democrat, told reporters at a press conference. As Bowser spoke, a slide stated, “We are asking Americans NOT TO COME TO WASHINGTON, DC for the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, and to instead participate virtually.” Primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the inauguration are more muted than typical presidential swearing-in ceremonies. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced earlier this month an inauguration parade was canceled in a bid to limit the number of people attending in-person. The parade will be …

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