Pulling back the curtain a little bit, I am going to tell you all a quick story that will hopefully put this whole thing in perspective. When my mother passed several years ago, we didn’t have her memorial service until several weeks after she died.
It wasn’t due to anything other than every member of the family was so spread out across the country and added to the fact that she was going to be cremated, we had the ability to plan things out a little bit more.
We set everything to take place a month after she died, and that way everyone had plenty of time to get plane tickets, drive in from out of state, and so on. The point is if things are not of the right circumstance you do not need to have things happen the way “they always have”.
Hell, due to COVID this year for every birthday in the family this year we had mass Zoom calls where everyone all ordered out from the same restaurant. Things can be done, they just need to be done right.
At least one U.S. senator has called to delay Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20 due to concerns about the coronavirus.
“We probably could have had the swearing-in and done an inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit. Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.,” Tuberville told WIAT CBS 42 on January 13.
The left and the mainstream media immediately went ballistic, citing the Constitution that they clearly despise, saying that the 20th Amendment states that the term of the president expires at noon on January 20.
Tuberville hit back at them, saying that they clearly either didn’t understand him, or took his comments out of context.
“I know most of y’all don’t speak southern, so let me slow it down for you even more: obviously, the president is officially sworn in on the 20th. I suggested we could do the public ceremony later on due to concerns about security and COVID,” the senator tweeted on January 15.
There is no constitutional requirement that the inauguration has to be a large outdoor event, which is traditional. Biden‘s committee has already announced that the ceremony will be scaled-back to a mostly virtual event hosted from the Capitol.
“It’s incorrect to interpret the Senator’s comments as calling for the postponement (of) the actual act of swearing-in President-elect Biden. The Senator spent the last two days visiting with Alabama medical care providers to receive updates on the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the widely recognized health and safety concerns regarding large gatherings, the Senator was suggesting the public gathering for inaugural ceremonies could be reconsidered. As the Senator has previously said, President-elect Biden will take over next week,” a spokesperson for Tuberville said in a prepared statement.