American congress confirms Biden as president amid violent storming of Capitol hill

President Trump's last effort to stop certification of Biden's win failed in Congress 

American Congress has confirmed  president elect  Joe Biden as the presidential election 2020 winner  early Thursday. A violent armed mob stormed the Capitol Hill the seat of both houses of Congress in an effort to disrupt the proceedings of joint session of Congress. President Trump's last effort failed to stop the congress certifying the results. The congress has clear the last hurdle in the January 20 oath taking of president elect Joe Biden as the next American president.  

After a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump in the White House.

The lawmakers completed the process to confirm the Electoral College vote for Biden’s election in a tense situation. They pushed through the night with tensions high and the nation’s capital on alert. Before dawn Thursday, lawmakers finished their work, confirming Biden won the election.

Congress reconvened in the evening, with lawmakers decrying the protests that defaced the Capitol and vowing to finish confirming the Electoral College vote for Biden’s election, even if it took all night.

Pence reopened the Senate and directly addressed the demonstrators: “You did not win.” Vice President Mike Pence, presiding over the joint session, announced the tally, 306-232.

The Capitol was under siege on Wednesday, as the elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas masks.  The Washington  police tried to barricade the building in an effort to stop the protestors   one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power. Four people were killed including a woman who was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

The rioters were egged on by Trump, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the integrity of the election and had urged his supporters to descend on Washington to protest Congress’ formal approval of Biden’s victory. Some Republican lawmakers were in the midst of raising objections to the results on his behalf when the proceedings were abruptly halted by the mob.

Congress reconvened in the evening, with lawmakers decrying the protests that defaced the Capitol and vowing to finish confirming the Electoral College vote for Biden’s election, even if it took all night.

                                                       Naila Chaudhry 

                                                       

 


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