The inauguration needs to be done quickly and efficiently with the minimum number of people at a secure, undisclosed location.
There are people within government who supported insurrection, which led to the security failure at the Capitol. Since there is not time to adequately secure even a curtailed COVID-modified ceremony given the current situation, we must limit the attack surface.
The way to project American strength right now is by swiftly proceeding with a peaceful transfer of power and securing our government and institutions — not by pretending everything is fine.
It’s not fine, and we should not put the peaceful transition of power, or the security of the President and Vice President, at unnecessary risk at an obviously dangerous moment.

PS: we can have a public event later, when it’s safer to travel + we can secure government. Also it should be widely televised. Location need not be fully “secret” but it should be fully secured and unadvertised in advance to defeat any efforts at advance planning by bad actors.
Security is strength, and American democracy will not be intimidated or manipulated by force!

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Here is why that’s not so simple and what it will likely mean for the app’s future. First, let’s look at where things are...
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