WASHINGTON — Michael McDaniel, an associate dean at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School, explained how security will be beefed up around the U.S. Capitol during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday.
First, they’ve expanded the perimeter outwards from what they normally do for these types of events, McDaniel said.
“There’s a real abundance of caution there that instead of just isolating the mall area – the White House to the Capitol – they've expanded the perimeter out,” he said.
And there are going to be far less people in attendance than the hundreds of thousands that normally come out for inaugurations.
McDaniel says this will be more like a State of the Union address, in terms of scale, than a presidential inauguration.
Watch the full interview in the video player above.