FBI warns of plans for U.S.-wide armed protests next week

Biden has vowed to make the fight against the pandemic his top priority when he takes office

Biden has vowed to make the fight against the pandemic his top priority when he takes office

Following the violent and ultimately deadly pro-Trump breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers in the House on Monday pushed efforts to get Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump incapable of performing his duties and have Pence serve as acting president until January 20.

President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to take the oath of office on January 20.

"I will tell you that, given the events of last week, that this inauguration preparation has to be different than any other inauguration", Bowser said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation". Of no effect, it seems, is whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump.

Despite evidence of a fair election, Trump has challenged the validity of Biden's substantial victory.

Lawmakers were forced to flee, as the building was mobbed by the president's supporters who overwhelmed security forces. At least five people died as a result of the riots, including a Capitol police officer.

She also urged the Homeland Security Department to coordinate with the Justice Department, the Department of Defense, the Supreme Court and the Congress to establish a federal force deployment plan for all federal property. And she said she'd ask President Donald Trump to issue a pre-emergency declaration for the district to allow for further federal coordination.

The presidential inaugural committee said in a statement on Monday its theme "reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America", echoing Biden's campaign pledge to heal the country's divisions.

A USA presidential inauguration traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the US capital, but the ceremonies have been scaled back dramatically because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump said last week he would not attend Biden's inauguration.

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