US Congress reconvened under heavy guard after Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and certified Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice-president of the United States of America.
The certification by the US Congress finalizes the 2020 US election results with Joe Biden set to become the 46th president of the United States of America on January 20th when the transition takes place from the current Trump administration.
President Donald Trump has finally accepted his loss and promised “an orderly transition” on January 20th after the US Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying Biden’s victory.
“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.” said Donald Trump in a statement shared by White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino on Twitter.
“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!” the statement added.
…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!”— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 7, 2021
Protestors storm US Capitol
Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn his election defeat in what is being termed as the gravest assault on the symbol of America democracy in more 200 years.
It took three hours after the invasion to clear the US Capitol of Trump supports before declaring the building as secure after Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew.
According to the local authorities, four people died during the chaos which ensued at Capitol Hill while 52 people were arrested.
One of the casualties included 35-year-old Ashli Babbit, a California native and Air Force veteran. She was fatally shot by Capitol police as pro-Trump supporters stormed the capitol.
According to her husband, she was a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump and believed many of his conspiracy theories about voter fraud.