Rhode Island Congressman heads to inauguration amid security concerns

“Security officials aren’t taking anything for granted, but I’m confident in their ability to anticipate any problems and to deal with them before they happen.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin will be at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday.

Due to ongoing security threats following the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, and COVID-19, there will be limited access to the inauguration.

Congressman Langevin wasn’t even able to share his travel plans related to getting down to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration, because of security concerns.

He told ABC 6 News he has been in touch with Capitol Police and is going to be extra cautious, but looked forward to the historic event.

“We are going to be extra vigilant [after the Capitol Hill riot],” Rep. Langevin said. “Security officials aren’t taking anything for granted, but I’m confident in their ability to anticipate any problems and to deal with them before they happen.”

Congressman Langevin also told ABC 6 News that he’s in contact with the Rhode Island National Guard and law enforcement, just in case any violence breaks out at the state house in Providence.

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