'Nuclear Football' Moved Through Capitol Corridors Before Handover

One of two “nuclear footballs” was rushed through halls of the US Capitol this morning ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, where the nuclear codes will be passed to a military aide of the soon-to-be-president.

The refusal of outgoing President Donald Trump to attend Biden’s inauguration has complicated the noon handover of nuclear power, reports said.

Today’s inauguration marks the first time since 1869 that a sitting president will not attend his successor’s swearing-in. Credit: Mike DeBonis/Washington Post via Storyful