President-elect Joe Biden will no longer take an Amtrak train from Delaware to Washington for his inauguration due to security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press.
The president-elect’s decision reflects growing concerns about potential threats on Capitol Hill and across the United States as Biden’s inauguration approaches on Wednesday.
Security in Washington has intensified significantly in preparation for the inauguration following the violent insurgency on the United States Capitol last week by supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump. The FBI warned of plans for armed protests in all 50 state capitals and Washington, DC, in the days leading up to the event.
During his 36-year Senate career, Biden was known to have taken a 90-minute Amtrak trip from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington. He drove an Amtrak on his last day as vice president and used a train through Ohio and Pennsylvania during the presidential campaign as part of an effort to…
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