President Donald Trump slammed his own vice president, amplifying his calls against what he called “fraudulent” results from several states in the 2020 election.
The president’s doubling down on alleged election fraud came as masses of protesters attending a Wednesday rally breached the United States Capitol Building, overtaking cordons and forcing a police retreat.
Trump is now urging his supporters to remain respectful and peaceful amid reports of a shooting in the Capitol complex.
Protesters descended on the Capitol as Congress met to certify Electoral College votes. Trump previously asserted that Vice President Mike Pence held the power to reject electoral votes.
In a letter to Congress Wednesday morning, Pence doubted that he had “unilateral authority” to determine which votes should be counted.
After the letter was submitted, Trump went on the warpath against his vice