Washington D.C. mayor welcomes the militarys pledge to ensure a smooth transition of power

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser states shes thankful the military has actually vowed its assistance for a smooth shift of power next week in her city, where an assault on the Capitol recently by pro-President Trump supporters led to the deaths of five individuals. The mayor appears in a Scott Pelley report about security plans for the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, January 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Mayor Bowser, who has actually been hectic supervising her own governments efforts to protect next weeks inauguration, talked about a statement from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “I was also extremely heartened to see the Joint Chiefs of Staff concern a declaration that the United States Army would exist to support the mission of a smooth shift of power,” she says. When Pelley explains how unusual it is for the military to make such a proclamation in support of an occasion offered for in the U.S. Constitution, she replies, “But it is needed. And Im delighted that it happened,” she tells Pelley. “But we, as Americans, have to stop believing that we can take for granted that every American has actually vowed his allegiance to the Constitution. What we saw in plain view, were too lots of Americans who have promised allegiance to Donald Trump,” stated the mayor, referring to the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Asked whether the battle weapons provided to the 25,000 National Guard soldiers being deployed to secure the inauguration fretted her, the mayor responds, “Its a place in our history that Im sad that weve concerned. American soldiers need to not have to be armed against their fellow Americans. What we saw was an extraordinary attack on our democracy, in the cradle of that democracy, in the United States Capitol Building.” Pelleys report likewise includes interviews with Acting Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department Robert Contee and the incoming Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY)..

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