Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addressed the U.S. Senate from the Senate floor late on Wednesday night following the violence that broke out at the Capitol Building.
“The United States Senate will not be intimidated,” McConnell said. “We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs, or threats. We will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation. We are back at our posts. We will discharge our duty under the Constitution for our nation. And we are going to do it tonight.”
“This afternoon, Congress began the process of honoring the will of the American people and counting the Electoral College votes,” McConnell continued. “We have fulfilled this solemn duty every four years for more than two centuries. Whether our nation has been at war or at peace, under all manner of threats, even during an ongoing armed rebellion and Civil War, the clockwork of our democracy has carried on. The United States and the United