Congress has finalized President-elect Joe Biden’s election win this morning, a day after rioters stormed the Capitol to disrupt the proceeding; destroying the building, with a woman killed in the process.
In the wake of the riot, several Republicans dropped their planned bids to block the formal recognition of Biden’s electoral victory, saying the violence made them reconsider.
“The violence, the lawlessness and siege of the halls of Congress are abhorrent and stand as a direct attack on the very institution my objection was intended to protect: the sanctity of the American democratic process,” said Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Georgia Republican who had planned to object to the Nov. 3 election results from her home state after she lost to Democrat Raphael Warnock.
Trump cited the riot after he held a conference urging people that they will storm the Capitol if need be.
Many of Trump’s allies have abandoned him including his Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Mitch who all confirmed Biden’s win this morning.
Many Republicans have come out to condemn the attack on the Capitol including Romney: “an insurrection incited by the president” and said those supporting Trump’s false claims would be judged harshly. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. That will be their legacy.”
And VP Pence said:”To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today: You did not win.”