INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - The state of Indiana is preparing for the possibility of violent protests in response to President Donald Trump's Impeachment. During Governor Eric Holcomb's weekly press briefing State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said that, as of right now, the state has not received any threats about an armed March on the state capitol. However, the state will be taking precautions. While neither the Governor nor Superintendent Carter would go into detail about what changes they have planned, but they both say that the state will be ready if violent protests arise.
Holcomb says a lot of the intelligence they have received, has shown that other states are likely to have more issues since Indiana was not part of the election integrity debate. However, he says they will have a presence that's appropriate to the situation. Superintendent Carter says it will be all hands on deck.
“Many meetings have occurred with the IMPD and with our intelligence folks and I think we are well-positioned,” said Superintend Carter. “It is certainly my hope that what we do have positioned doesn't have to be visible.”
Governor Eric Holcomb said that this gives the state of Indiana to set an example on how protest can take place without violence.
“The coming days and beyond presents us with a huge opportunity to show the Indiana way that I believe is on full display,” said Governor Holcomb.
While the state of Indiana has not received any threats of violence, Superintendent Carter says there are talks of protest on social media platforms that the state is taking seriously. However, he did add that this is a developing situation, so while there are no threats now, that could change in the future.
Governor Holcomb also announced that he has authorized 625 National Guard men and women to be deployed to Washington D.C. from the 16th to the 22nd, for the presidential inauguration.