Amid the political reverberations of the protests and rioting that turned the U.S. Capitol into a chaotic frenzy in which one woman was killed, one Republican who had been planning to oppose certifying the Electoral College’s vote is changing her tune.
Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state said that when the certification process resumes after being interrupted by the protests and riots Wednesday, she will not object to the results as she would have done if a riot-inspired lockdown had not interrupted the session, according to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane.
Congress had been meeting Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results when protests outside and riots inside the Capitol led to a lockdown, postponing action.
The interior of the Capitol had been secured in advance of the vote, reporters on Capitol Hill confirmed.
OK…now the Capitol is secure pic.twitter.com/u5HgxkFbOj
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