Inauguration Day Security Concerns, Preparations / Conversation With Congresswoman Barbara Lee / Explaining Presidential Pardons
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Federal K-9 units prepare to sweep in preparation for the inauguration ceremonies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be like no other, taking place in the shadow of the pandemic and just two weeks after a violent insurrectionist mob stormed the U.S. Capitol; we talk about how COVID-19 and security concerns have shaped Inauguration Day. Plus, with reports that President Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations, we take a closer look at presidential pardons, how it works, and its use by modern presidents.
- CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd checks-in with an update from the California Capitol after the FBI warned of possible armed protests throughout the country and what we might see on Inauguration Day
- CapRadio Reno Reporter and Producer Bert Johnson explains the Proud Boys’ involvement in the Capitol insurrection that took place earlier this month
- Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee offers her take on the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President, along with the historic second impeachment of President Trump
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill History Professor Emeritus Richard Kohn on security preparations and what to expect in the U.S. Capitol and around the country ahead of, and on, Inauguration Day
- Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Professor of Law and Director of the Capital Center for Law & Policy at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Leslie Gielow Jacobs navigates the history of presidential pardons, its use by modern presidents, and President Trump’s use to this point