FEMA Admin Pete Gaynor takes over DHS as acting head, in-charge of D.C. security

FEMA head now controls the show, security efforts, in D.C. through 20 Jan inauguration

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Pete Gaynor is now at the wheel of the Department of Homeland Security until the end of the Donald Trump presidency following the resignation of former Secretary Chad Wolf.

Gaynor and his staff are tasked with taking over Homeland Security operations thru the 20 Jan inauguration ceremony. The District of Columbia Capital Region is currently under a state of emergency. FEMA and DHS have been placed in control of operations in the sector under orders from the president.

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FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (Flickr)

Over 15,000 National Guard troops have been deployed into the district ahead of the presidential inauguration.

Armed protesters are scheduled to arrive to D.C. on 16 Jan.

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H/T: @captaincj2005 on Twitter

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