Congress formally certified President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory during the early morning hours on Thursday following violence that broke out at the Capitol.
“Vice President Mike Pence closed out the proceedings early Thursday morning, hours after police had hurried him out of the Senate chamber with rioters inside the Capitol,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “He read out the tally of the 538 votes from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, cementing Mr. Biden’s win with 306 electoral votes to President Trump’s 232.”
A rowdy scene unfolded sometime between late morning and early afternoon yesterday following a rally that President Donald Trump held as Congress was just starting the certification process yesterday. Chaos quickly broke out as thousands rushed the Capitol, where they clashed with law enforcement and interrupted the proceedings, forcing some to have to shelter in place while others were temporarily evacuated. The National Guard was later deployed to restore order.