PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden’s elusive daughter Ashley has revealed she’s “worried” for her dad’s safety on Inauguration Day.
Speaking in her first-ever TV interview, which is set to air on Tuesday, Ashley Biden expressed her feelings to TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager.
Ashley Biden spoke in her first-ever TV interviewCredit: NBC
Joe Biden is set to take office on January 20, 2021Credit: Splash News
The January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC, has ignited the vetting process of 25,000 National Guard troopsCredit: AP:Associated Press
Trump supporters are pictured in Washington, DC, on January 6Credit: Reuters
The Capitol riots led to the deaths of five peopleCredit: Reuters
When asked whether she was “scared for the safety of her loved ones,” Ashley said: “I think anybody you know that you love who’s being threatened, yes, you worry.
“However, the Secret Service are incredible.
“The violence deeply saddens me. And it causes so much trauma.”
The January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC, has ignited the vetting process of 25,000 National Guard troops.
Ashley is pictured with her dad, Joe BidenCredit: 2017 Gary Gershoff
Ashley Biden is pictured with her mom, Jill BidenCredit: Getty Images
Defense officials are reportedly worried about an insider attack from service members on January 20, 2021 – when Biden is set to take office.
During TODAY’s exclusive interview, Ashley spoke alongside four of the president-elect’s grandchildren.
According to the news outlet, they discussed Jill Biden’s love for the 78-year-old incoming president, Joe Biden’s journey in the presidential election, and the death of some family members.
Ashley recalled her family being “all-together” when they found out Biden was named the President-elect on November 7 – after he won the state of Pennsylvania.
“After the excitement and things just calmed down, I sat next to dad… held is hand and you know, I’m just so proud,” the 39-year-old social worker said.
“I truly am proud of my father.”
Some of Joe Biden’s grandchildren, including Finnegan, Hunter, Natalie, Naomi and Maisy, are picturedCredit: AP:Associated Press
President Trump has slammed the ‘mob violence’ that took place at the US Capitol BuildingCredit: Reuters
Preparation is underway outside the US Capitol to secure the site of Biden’s inauguration this weekCredit: EPA
25,000 members of the National Guard are being vetted prior to Inauguration DayCredit: AFP or licensors
Ashley’s fears come a the Capitol building was locked down on Monday and Biden’s inauguration rehearsal was evacuated after a fire sparked a security threat.
Smoke was seen billowing from behind the US Capitol building during the frightening incident.
And thousands of heavily armed guns rights activists from across the country took to Virginia for an annual demonstration.
Right-wing extremists and members of the Boogaloo Boys movement were seen wielding assault rifles at the Monday protest.
Meanwhile, the FBI have been actively arresting Trump supporters who allegedly advocated and participated in the deadly Capitol riots.