Congress may return to Capitol for Electoral College certification tonight

Congress may return to Capitol for Electoral College certification tonight


WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will try to return to the US Capitol on Wednesday night after a mob of the president’s supporters stormed the building in a bid to derail a vote to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Officials are discussing reconvening the joint session, which was suddenly interrupted on Wednesday afternoon by thousands of pro-Trump protesters who overpowered Capitol Hill police and hijacked both chambers of Congress.

“We are trying to expedite matters, let everyone have a say, but expedite,” GOP Sen. Ron Wicker Mississippi told The Post.

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Freshman Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) also told reporters he expected the session to continue on Wednesday evening.

When asked if he wanted to return to the Capitol, GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska added: “I think that’s the goal for most of us.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence officiate today’s joint session to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November’s election.Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

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