Report: Biden picks new Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair

(1) up to 20,000 National Guard expected in DC for inauguration; road closures already starting this week

 

(2) new Democratic National Committee chair will likely be Jaime Harrison, who ran against Lindsey Graham for U.S. Senate

 

(3) 2020 presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang running for NYC mayor

Up to 20,000 National Guard members are expected in DC for inauguration. Road closures in the district are already starting this week.

“‘I think you can expect to see somewhere upwards beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that will be here in the footprint of the District of Columbia,’ acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said at a news conference.” (POLITICO)

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The security preparations for next week’s inauguration are unprecedented in the modern age.

 

 

 

 

 

And some private companies are changing their policies for next week, too.

 

 

 

The inauguration ceremony itself will likely remain similar to previous years.

 

  • Although there will be no parade due to COVID-19, Biden will be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, as is traditionally done. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend as will VP Mike Pence.

 

New Democratic National Committee chair will likely be Jaime Harrison, who ran against Lindsey Graham for U.S. Senate.

“Harrison, who recently launched a PAC focused on long-term investments in areas seen as Democratic reaches, will be tasked with defending the Democrats’ narrow majorities in the House and Senate in 2022.” (Axios)

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  • Jaime Harrison is likely to be the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair to run the Democratic Party heading into the 2022 midterm elections.

 

  • Harrison ran against Lindsey Graham in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat in South Carolina. Although he lost to Graham, Harrison set an all-time Senate fundraising record ($57 million in one quarter) during his campaign.

 

2020 presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang running for NYC mayor

“Former 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang on Thursday launched his New York City mayoral campaign — hoping to replace outgoing Bill de Blasio with an audacious pitch for a universal basic income as a headline policy. ‘I’m running for mayor for a very simple reason — I see a crisis and believe I can help,’ he said, citing the COVID crisis as well as high unemployment in the Big Apple.” (Fox News)

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  • Andrew Yang formally announced he’s running for New York City mayor today. The policy centerpiece of his campaign is universal basic income, with a start of $2,000 per year given to those in “extreme poverty.”

 

  • Yang ran in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.