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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:21 PM

Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears

Source: AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) ó President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The president-electís decision reflects growing worries over potential threats in the Capitol and across the U.S. in the lead-up to Bidenís Jan. 20 inauguration.

Security in Washington has ramped up considerably in preparation for the inauguration after the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, and the FBI warned over the weekend of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the event.

The person briefed on Bidenís decision spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. The news was first reported by CNN.




Read more: https://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-capitol-siege-joe-biden-donald-trump-ba7bcefad3a65bf9432e9178633baadd

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Reply Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears (Original post)
brooklynite Wednesday OP
Thekaspervote Wednesday #1
randr Wednesday #2
marybourg Wednesday #3
Layzeebeaver Thursday #8
kacekwl Wednesday #4
Hekate Thursday #5
onetexan Thursday #6
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:26 PM

1. That's too bad...but first things first!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:29 PM

2. That's a relief

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:34 PM

3. Good. Keep it low profile and live to ride the train another day.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:16 AM

8. that will be 4 years from the 20th.

Hopefully Amtrak will provide him an honorary ticket for that day.

Well done Joe.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:43 PM

4. Good news. Not only keeping him safer buy

any innocents nearby.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:53 AM

5. Good

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:20 AM

6. Bettera safe. Good decision in light of the vioence

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:58 AM

7. Safety first

but I did LOVE the symbolism of the train

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:55 AM

9. You can ride the train next time

Sheldon.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:20 AM

10. It's really a shame what's happening to the Biden/Harris inauguration.

Because of Covid there will be no large crowds, no parties and no balls. Because of Trump rioters they will have to be encased in bullet proof bubbles. Fucking Trump.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:49 AM

11. It is a damn shame.

It meant a lot to Biden but will have to be sacrificed for the good of the country. It is reassuring that he is making this sacrifice willingly without complaint because it makes the work of the security detail easier. A small taste of the new type of leadership we can expect at long last.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:17 AM

12. Oh thank Goddess

I had been worried sick over this.
Much too risky.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:23 PM

13. Thank Goddess!!one less worry.

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