Courage manifests in different ways, but all forms of courage are defined by the willingness to act in the face of adversity. If members of the Republican Party plan to exist beyond Trump, they may want to display a little bit of courage. If not, we will remember them for having failed American democracy when it mattered most.
The French president, Australia's prime minister and the Japanese government reacted to the riots at the Capitol with calls for democracy to prevail. The US President-elect Joe Biden has delivered a stinging attack on Donald Trump — accusing him of encouraging the violence in Washington when hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol.
Joe Biden called it one of the "darkest days in US history". He said it was the culmination of four years of attacks by Mr Trump on democracy, justice and the media.
Leading Republicans are distancing themselves from Mr Trump, who has not condemned the rioters. There are growing calls for him to be stripped of the Presidency — just days before the official handover to Joe Biden.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by North America editor Jon Sopel, Aleem Maqbool, Lebo Miseko, and diplomatic correspondent James Landale. Senate Republicans in Michigan are calling for an independent audit of the state's election before the results are certified by the state's board of canvassers on November 23. One America's Stephanie Myers speaks with Michigan's Senate President Pro Tempore, Aric Nesbitt, about the matter and the latest developments regarding Wayne County's reversal to certify election results. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a nationwide restriction on flights coming from the United Kingdom as a new strain of Covid-19 impacts the country. While working with airlines to impose such a restriction for New York, the governor said it was "gross negligence" for the federal government not to do the same. Aired on 12/21/2020.