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Muriel Bowser Says Washington Security Will See ‘New Normal’ After Biden Inauguration

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Muriel Bowser Says Washington Security Will See ‘New Normal’ After Biden Inauguration

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Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that even after the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 the city will maintain heightened security in light of last week’s Capitol riots. Bowser made the remarks during a briefing to discuss the city’s and federal agencies’ security plans ahead of and on Inauguration Day, saying that the level of preparation and execution for the event is “unprecedented.” The nation’s capital on Friday continued to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints at a security perimeter surrounding central Washington. Officials have said they expect the number of National Guard troops to rise to 25,000 in the city, a number that could still increase even further. The heightened security posture follows the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol. “We cannot allow a recurrence of the chaos and illegal activity that the United States and the world witnessed last week,” Matthew …

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