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Pelosi: Small Inauguration Event ‘Because of COVID’

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Pelosi: Small Inauguration Event ‘Because of COVID’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday explained the rationale for why there will be a small inauguration next week. “For a long time now, weeks, it has been determined that we would have a very small inauguration because of COVID,” Pelosi told reporters during Friday’s press conference, referring to the CCP virus. She added that “in order to have the distancing and the rest on the platform and then some people down below, it would be necessary to limit it.” “We’re excited about nominating a new President of the United States, but not at the risk of people’s health and well-being and, indeed, their lives,” Pelosi remarked. “So this is always going to be small,” she said before mentioning the Capitol protests and breach on Jan. 6. The breach last week means it is “necessitated by security to have more security but hasn’t changed the nature of the swearing-in,” …

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