Biden news - live: President-elect cancels inauguration travel plan amid threats but Gaga will still perform

Joe Sommerlad
·1 min read
BIDEN TOMA DE POSESION (AP)
BIDEN TOMA DE POSESION (AP)

Joe Biden has cancelled his plan to arrive in Washington for his inauguration on 20 January by rail over security fears about a repeat of the violence seen on Capitol Hill last week when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the legislative complex, leaving five dead.

The president-elect’s transition team received a briefing from senior FBI officials, the Secret Service and national security experts concerning threats made against the event last night but stars including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake are expected to perform regardless.

As he continues preparations to succeed the disgraced and now twice-impeached Mr Trump, the Democrat is set to unveil his plan for the nationwide rollout of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday in a bid to finally rein in a pandemic that has cost more than 385,000 American lives.