The current US President Donald Trump has introduced an emergency situation (ES) in Washington for the sake of the elected head of state Joe Biden. This is reported on the official website White House.
Federal aid will be sent to the District of Columbia in addition to local government efforts due to the security emergency of Biden’s inauguration, according to the administration.
In doing so, the President gave the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) powers to coordinate all efforts to provide emergency assistance during a “disaster”. The statement emphasizes that the move should ease the suffering of the local population and mitigate or eliminate the threat of disaster in DC.
On January 7, the Washington authorities extended the state of emergency imposed in the city by 15 days due to the actions of supporters of President Donald Trump and the storming of the Capitol. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said that “many have come to Washington with the aim of causing violence and destruction.” She noted that these sentiments are fueled by statements by “inciting anger and violence” Trump about the illegitimacy of the past elections and non-recognition of defeat.
The storming of the Capitol building in the United States took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state, who do not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with the police. Five people were killed, dozens were detained.