As reported yesterday, Fairfax County Police Department deployed officers to D.C. to assist law enforcement agencies in quelling the U.S. Capitol riots started by a mob of Trump supporters .
Reportedly more than 50 officers were injured, several seriously.
But no police officers from Fairfax County were among those that were injured seriously yesterday, and all of the deployed officers returned to the county last night, a spokesperson for the police department tells Reston Now, Tysons Reporter’s sister site.
Arlington County Police Department also sent officers to D.C. yesterday and reported no serious injuries. ACPD sent officers to help D.C. Police again today.
Meanwhile, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner was asked if residents in the region, particularly those in Fairfax and Arlington counties, should have concerns about similar incidents on Inauguration Day.
“That’s absolutely a fair question,” he said. “I pray that it will not take place.”
Warner said that having to lockdown for major events and debates at the U.S. Capitol all the time going forward is not fair to those who live and work in the region.
He says that law enforcement needs a better plan and there needs to be responsible leadership in both parties. He thinks that will happen over the next two weeks.
“I have enormous confidence that we will get through this,” he said.
Both Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine joined calls for Vice President Mike Pence or the U.S. cabinet to invoke the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which allows Congress to remove the president from office if he is declared unable to discharge the office’s duties.
The sun is up on a new day. But there must be accountability for yesterday:
The Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump. If he wants to challenge, Congress should vote him out.
Congress should inform Trump that he is not welcome at the inauguration.
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) January 7, 2021
This president is unfit to remain in office for the next 2 weeks. Every minute he’s in power, he continues to be a threat to our security. It’s time for the 25th Amendment.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 7, 2021
FCPD says that it does not anticipate needing to provide assistance during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20.
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