MD Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Inauguration

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 presidential inauguration. The executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states.

“The state of Maryland will continue to do everything we possibly can to secure our nation’s capital and to ensure the peaceful transition of power,” Hogan said in a statement.

“We did not hesitate to provide critical support during the Jan. 6 insurrection, and will continue to work closely with allied agencies, local governments and our federal partners to support the inaugural ceremonies.”