The secret service will begin security measures for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 13, days earlier than originally planned after last week’s Capitol uprising.
Acting Secretary of State for Homeland Security Chad Wolf said Monday the change was made “in light of last week’s events and the evolving security landscape.”
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“On the recommendation of the Director of Intelligence, James Murray, I have directed US Intelligence to begin operations for the national special security event for the inauguration 2021, effective Wednesday, January 13 instead of January 19,” said Wolf in a statement.
“Our federal, state and local partners will continue to coordinate their plans and position resources for this important event,” he added.
The change in plans came after the Capitol uprising last week that killed five people, including a Capitol policeman.
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