PHILADELPHIA — Two days from the inauguration, president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris are pitching in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects.
Their work comes as a militarized and jittery Washington prepares for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security.
Biden and his wife, Jill, joined an assembly line in a Philadelphia parking lot, filling food boxes for people in need.
Harris also took part in a service event in Washington.
More than 20,000 National Guard troops were being dispatched across the city to bolster security.
Monuments — including the King memorial — are closed to the public until after Wednesday’s inaugural events.