Pence Urges Law Enforcement To “Remain Vigilant”: “The American People Deserve A Safe Inauguration”

The Washington Examiner reports:

Vice President Mike Pence told the FBI, Secret Service, National Guard, and others to “lean forward” in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, as 21,000 armed National Guard members assemble in Washington.

“Remain vigilant,” Pence said after receiving a briefing Thursday afternoon at the Department of Homeland Security. “The American people deserve a safe inauguration Jan. 20.”

In the wake of Jan. 6 protests that turned violent and breached Capitol security, the inauguration was declared a National Special Security Event to streamline coordination between local, state, and federal authorities.