Hours after a bloody insurrection on Capitol Hill, Congress got back to work and certified President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.
The US Congress has certified Joe Biden as the winner of November's presidential election - after a day of chaos and violence in Washington. The session was forced into emergency recess when a violent mob of President Trump's supporters forced their way into the Capitol building to try and stop lawmakers from certifying the vote. Congress reconvened later for proceedings that went late into the night - and saw several Republican lawmakers abandoning their planned objections to the election result.
The unprecedented scenes unfolded after Trump had urged his supporters to rally at the Capitol as lawmakers debated the results. After Biden's victory was certified, Trump released this statement.
Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.
I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again! Congress has formally validated Joe Biden's presidential election victory, hours after a time-honored ceremony became a nightmare of unprecedented political terror. (Jan. 7) Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win came at the end of a joint session disrupted by a pro-Trump mob's assault on the Capitol. The U.S. Supreme Court took a look at the request to reexamine the election results in Pennsylvania and opted to not take on the case. #FoxNews