The Deal Inaugural Committee announced today that due to inclement weather, the inaugural ceremony will be moved from Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. The National Weather Service forecast predicts “likely” rain throughout the day and temperatures in the high 40s.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of inaugural guests in mind, the swearing-in ceremony will now take place indoors,” Deal Inaugural Committee Executive Director Tom Willis said in a statement. “Gov. Nathan Deal and our constitutional officers will take the oath of office in the House Chamber, with alternative viewing sites located throughout capitol complex. While moving the event indoors limits seating and crowd capacity, the wellbeing and comfort of our guests is of utmost importance.”