Governor won’t attend Biden inauguration for security reasons

A view of the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Washington D.C. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero won’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration although she was invited to do so.

According to the governor, her advisers counseled her not to go in lieu of the recent riots that occurred in the nation’s capital.

Leon Guerrero said there has been “intelligence chatter” about more violence timed to coincide with the inauguration.

The governor had planned to attend the Biden inauguration and then spend some time in the nation’s capital to push Guam’s agenda to the incoming administration.

However, her security advisers said she should just postpone her trip for security reasons.

“Besides, people are just transitioning now. The people that are just nominated, they’re not confirmed yet. So I think it would be much more productive if I wait till March or April,” the governor said.