Joe Biden's Inauguration 'Rehearsal' Postponed
Top lawmakers voiced concerns over the rising threats
Joe Biden's inauguration rehearsal, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed due to security concerns, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.
According to Politico, the rehearsal has now been moved to Monday.
Following the Capitol riot last week, security officials have locked down the area, with the National Guard expected to deploy more than 20,000 troops.
Top lawmakers voiced concerns over the rising threats around the inauguration.
Biden's team has also canceled a planned Amtrak trip from Wilmington to Washington due to security concerns.
The presidential inaugural committee and the Secret Service, and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies declined to comment.
Former Homeland Security adviser in the Obama administration, Lisa Monaco, will also serve as a temporary adviser on security around the inauguration.
Monaco paused her activities related to the nomination due to working with the transition on security matters.
A spokesperson for the transition said in a statement:
“Ms. Monaco will assist the President-elect and work with the incoming national security advisor, the incoming homeland security advisor, and current security and law enforcement officials, including with the United States Secret Service on their plans for the inauguration."
“Given the existing threats, Ms. Monaco’s temporary role will be focused solely on the period leading up to the inauguration.”
The House Oversight Committee sent letters to 27 transportation and lodging companies uring them to implement "screening measures" to ensure their services aren't used to facilitate domestic terrorist plots.
On Wednesday, Biden received a briefing regarding e threats from the FBI, the Secret Service, and national security officials.
“In the week since the attack on Congress by a mob that included domestic terrorists and violent extremists,” Biden’s transition team said in a statement.
“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.”