Live Updates: Biden inauguration only one week away

With President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration only one week away, his transition crew is urgent the Senate to substantiate his nationwide safety nominees forward of the occasion, saying the nation’s safety is “at stake.”

After Democrats had been victorious within the Georgia Senate runoff elections earlier this month, the Biden crew is making a heavy push for secretary of state nominee Anthony Blinken, homeland safety secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas, director of nationwide intelligence nominee Avril Haines and protection secretary nominee retired Gen. Lloyd Austin.

FAST FACTS

    • During the Trump transition, hearings for Trump nationwide safety nominees started in the course of the week of Jan. 10, 2017
    • An inner FBI memo circulating warns of plans for armed protests in all 50 state capital cities forward of Biden’s inauguration.

“Regardless of any developments, with our national security at stake, the pandemic costing thousands of lives every day, and our economy in a historic recession, there is absolutely no justification for Republicans to jeopardize the ability of the United States government to keep the American people safe, distribute vaccines, and put Americans back to work,” Biden transition spokesman Andrew Bates advised Fox News.

The Senate has historically confirmed nationwide safety nominees on Inauguration Day.

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