Trump orders state of emergency in Washington for inauguration

President Donald Trump on Monday declared a state of emergency in Washington, D.C., citing the “emergency conditions” surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Since last week’s turbulent siege of Capital Hill, the city has been awash with reports of more violent demonstrations during and around the event. Trump issued the order after his first conversation with Vice President Mike Pence since the storming of Congress last week by pro-Trump protesters which left five people dead. The White House order covers the extension of DC National Guard support through January 24, 2021.

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