The assault by Donald Trump’s violent supporters on the U.S. Congress on January 6, and the threat of further such actions, coupled with the resignation of security authorities, have led to the gestation of a security crisis on the doorstep of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
In the latest development in this regard, Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced that he will leave his post eight days before the inauguration of the new U.S. Administration, citing recent incidents, including the assault on the Capitol, as the reason for his resignation.
Previously, Wolfe asked Trump to condemn the excessive violence during that attack so that he would remain in office.
This, coupled with the resignations of other top Trump Administration officials, is a major blow to the president’s reputation in his final days in the White House.
Meanwhile, Wolf’s resignation points to a clear void in maintaining security in the northern country at this delicate and critical time. Above all, because the development of events predicts a great storm in the coming days.
According to Fox News, “The Department of Homeland Security is the lead agency for ensuring security for Biden’s inauguration, so this resignation could affect security plans for January 20.
The outlook for the U.S. security situation looks bleak in the coming days, given the repeated threats by pro-Trump militias to provoke street riots and agitation.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has received information about an armed group planning to travel to Washington on January 16, warning that there will be widespread unrest if Congress attempts to remove Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
In the FBI report, we read that armed demonstrations are scheduled in front of the parliaments of all 50 states in the country, from 16 to 20 January, and in the US capital, from 17 to 20 January.
In the present situation, the United States is going through an unprecedented political crisis, to which the security crisis must also be added. In fact, the current crisis is taking on broader aspects day by day on the national and international scene.
As a president still in power, Trump continues to beat the drum of electoral fraud and, although in a tactical retreat and after the assault on the Capitol he announced that he would hand over power to Biden, he has returned to his previous position of remaining in power and not resigning, while requests for his resignation have increased.
Meanwhile, in divided American society, Trump’s violent supporters continue to insist on supporting him, even at the cost of armed unrest in all 50 states.
The experience of the Capitol incident showed that the police are not capable of dealing with these individuals and armed paramilitary groups, so the federal government is obliged to widely deploy the National Guard, which has already announced that it will deploy 15,000 troops to ensure the safety of Biden’s inauguration.
Still, there is a risk that the event will be affected by the presence of thousands of Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. In this case, the democracy that Americans have always been proud of will be exposed to a new scandal.
In other words, Trump and millions of his supporters do not want to accept the opinion of the majority of people who voted for Biden with 85 million votes, and are even willing to lead U.S. society into turmoil.
According to Steve Schmidt, a former Republican strategist, the Trumpists, and Trumpism in general, are a despotic movement with fascist overtones.
For the United States, which has the highest military spending in the world, it would be extremely humiliating not to be able to control the situation and maintain its internal security.