Trump promises 'orderly transition' after four die as mob storms US Capitol
US lawmakers were forced to flee after a pro-Trump mob breached the capitol building. After the session resumed, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell condemned a "failed insurrection".
Outgoing #US President Donald #Trump on Thursday offered the clearest signal yet that he will voluntarily leave office on January 20, saying there will be an "orderly #transition" to Joe #Biden's presidency. "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," Trump said in a statement minutes after the US Congress formally certified Biden's victory. FRANCE 24's Chief Foreign Affairs Editor Rob Parsons tells us more. Congress confirmed Democrat Joe #Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald #Trump stormed the #US #Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Trump in the White House. Police have confirmed that a woman who was shot earlier during the Capitol riots has died due to her injuries.
Earlier today supporters massed outside Congress - and then forced their way in - leading to the suspension of the session which was due to confirm Joe Biden as the next President. 4 people dead after Trump supporters rush congressional building.