Due to security concerns, Joe Biden is cancelling his Amtrak train trip to Washington, D.C. for the January 20 Inauguration Day.
According to the media, his decision is a reflection of growing concern over potential threats at the Capitol after Trump supporters stormed the building on January 6.
Democrats and the mainstream media continue to pretend that the left didn’t destroy cities around the country with violent riots and arson throughout most of 2020, while obsessing over the first violent action taken by President Trump’s supporters, and using it to slander the president and conservatives in general.
Security is now being ramped up in Washington, D.C., as the FBI has issued warnings about potential armed protests at the nation’s capitol, along with all fifty state capitols, leading up to the inauguration.
President Trump has already made an emergency declaration in order to increase police and military presence in the nation’s capitol.
The news of Biden’s decision not to ride the train to Washington, D.C. was shared with The Associated Press by a person briefed on the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
It was likely not an easy decision for the former vice president, who has become well-known for his preference for riding the train.
Fox 5 reported on Biden’s long history with Amtrak:
“Biden’s preference for riding the train during his 36-year Senate career was such a central part of his public persona that he rode Amtrak home on his final day as vice president, and he used a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania during the presidential campaign as part of an effort to appeal to blue-collar workers.
Biden became known for riding the train starting from his very earliest days in the Senate, when he made a point to return home nearly every night to help raise his young sons after his wife and young daughter died in a car accident in 1972. His embrace of Amtrak — and the friends he made among the train conductors and staff as a regular — was featured in a short film that aired during the Democratic National Convention last August.”
Biden’s change in travel plans is not the only security-related development surrounding Inauguration Day.
On January 13, FBI officials reportedly briefed Biden, his national security team, and the Secret Service about the possibility of additional violence in the coming days.
“In the week since the attack on Congress by a mob that included domestic terrorists and violent extremists, the nation has continued to learn more about the threat to our democracy and about the potential for additional violence in the coming days, both in the National Capital Region and in cities across the country. This is a challenge that the President-elect and his team take incredibly seriously,” read a statement from the Biden transition team.
New security measures enacted in the leadup to Inauguration Day include non-scalable walls and metal gates erected around Washington, D.C., street closures, and a new contingent of National Guard troops stationed at the Capitol.