Washington, D.C. has been secured by 25,000 National Guard troops this week in preparation for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden Wednesday. The security concerns increased after a January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The riot took place after President Donald Trump spoke to his supporters and encouraged them to make their voices heard in front of the Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College results, making Joe Biden the President-Elect.
Rioters then broke windows, entered and looted the building. The chaos resulted in 5 deaths.
Trump later clarified that he was encouraging a peaceful protest and condemned the violence.
Since then, the city has been on high alert as National Guardsmen from dozens of states pour in to assure a peaceful event.
However, amid concerns of potential violence, a number of schools across the country have reportedly opted to not show students the live inauguration ceremony.
That includes the Keller Independent School District in Dallas, Texas, which is allowing parents to excuse their students from class during the live stream, according to the Dallas Morning News.
According to the Bangor Daily News, the Bangor School Department in Maine says it won’t show the event to students “due to the threat of potential violence.”
New York’s Ossining Union Free School District in New York won’t show the inauguration to “ensure the social and emotional well-being of our students,” according to a letter from the school district’s superintendent.
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CNN’s Don Lemon cursed out those “moderates” such as Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “who are blocking people’s access to the voting booth, they want to use Dr. King conveniently. They’re the biggest hypocrites on the planet.”
“If Sinema and Manchin really want to honor the legacy of Dr. King and all the people who fought for civil rights and voting rights in this country, what they would do is to carve out for voting rights with the filibuster” he continued.
“But for some reason they are stuck with these rules that are backwards…The filibuster has been used to block civil rights legislation forever and so we need to stop that. We evolved. Just because there is a rule doesn’t mean that that rule can’t change. The Constitution is amended. So it’s time to amend the rules. And fight and, and protect the most sacred right that we have as Americans, and that is the right to vote.”
Lemon then quotes Dr. Martin Luther King about a “white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice….who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.”
That sounds like the moderates, says Lemon, referring to Senators Manchin and Sinema. “And you’re supposed to be a Democrat who espouses to the ideals of Dr. King. That’s bull***t that’s B.S.”
"That’s bull … That’s BS. And you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a hypocrite." @donlemon unloads on lawmakers who want to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. while standing in the way of voting rights reform by opposing the filibuster. pic.twitter.com/UKX0tQGI2E
— New Day (@NewDay) January 18, 2022
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