CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 16, 2021
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(Washington: Kris Van Cleave) The high security alert four days before the Inauguration in Washington, DC, after the attack January 6 on the Capitol & further reports on the insurrection featured; scenes shown from the locked down, blockaded city, the Capitol riot. [Coast Guard Capt. Joseph LORING%- says the goal is security & safety.] [DC Metropolitan Police officer Daniel HODGES - describes what happened at the Capitol.] [Suspect Jenna RYAN - says she was following President Trump's orders.] [Minnesota Governor Tim WALZ@- calls for accountability.] [FBI Detroit Timothy WATERS@- says the goal is to identify extremists.]
(Studio: Adriana Diaz; Washington: Catheine Herridge) The threat to the Inauguration from domestic extremists questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election & the threat of violence against the state capitols featured; scenes shown from the attack on the Capitol; details given about the threat level from social media disinformation.
(Studio: Adriana Diaz) Report introduced.
(White House: Nikole Killion) The White House activity with President Trump;s planning a final sendoff before the Inauguration that he will not attend, but Vice President Mike Pence, will featured; details given of new details of the insurrection at the Capitol with threats against Pence & from the resignation letter from HHS Secretary Alex Azar. [Senator Chuck SCHUMER@- says Trump is a threat to our democracy.] [Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - comments on the impeachment trial.] The Inauguration events for President-elect Joe Biden & Vice President-elect Kamala Harris noted.
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