Oyogist.com has learnt that the U.S. Capitol has been equipped with scores of military personnels ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
More than 25,000 national guard troops have been placed at designated spots in the US capitol as many of them are seen to be armed.
This Inauguration preparation would be the first of it’s kind since President Lincoln was set to take office amid the Civil War.
“At a time when we need a celebration as best can be had under COVID; at a time when we need to unify; at time when we need to say to the world ‘We are a beacon of democracy and a shining city on a hill,’ our own hill, Capitol Hill is an armed fortress,” said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
“It’s not like we haven’t faced anything like this, but we haven’t faced anything like this in the modern age, even since 9/11.” she quipped further.U.S. Marshals numbering up to 4,000 from across the country would also aid the D.C. police.