House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the added security measures in and around the Capitol following lasts week's attempted insurrection, won't change the nature of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. (Jan. 15)
NANCY PELOSI: In just five days, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as president and vice-president of the United States. Following the attack last week on the Capitol complex, there's been unprecedented mobilization of security in the capital. I want to express gratitude to our Capitol Police, to the National Guard who are present here to protect our democracy.
Now with the insurrection of last week, it is necessitated by security to have more security. But it hasn't changed the nature of the swearing-in. I think it's important for people to know that. This is not a concession to the terrorist. It is a recognition of the danger of COVID.
Again, it depends on the intelligence. And we have to have more-- more security than the intelligence might warrant. I think, in this case, redundancy may be necessary, not too much, but enough.