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WMU associate dean discusses security during Biden's inauguration

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 14:10:45-05

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.

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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.

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