Trump (again) refused to recognize the election results, his supporters stormed into the Capitol.
On the afternoon of January 6, members of the US Senate and House of Representatives gathered in the Capitol to approve the results of the US presidential election. According to the electoral college vote, they were won by Democrat Joe Biden. Before the start of the Congress meeting in Washington, the “March to Save America” began, organized by supporters of the current US President Donald Trump. Trump himself spoke to the demonstrators. He said, ” We will never give up, we will never admit defeat.” After the meeting began, supporters of the head of state broke into the Congress.
Donald Trump appealed to his supporters to disperse. “Go home. We need peace. We need law and order, ” the President said.
President-elect Joe Biden delivered an address to the nation.
“Now our democracy is under unprecedented attack, the equal of which was not in our time. This is an attack on the Citadel of Liberty, on the Capitol itself. An attack on the people’s deputies and the police, who are sworn to protect them. Let me be clear: the scenes of chaos in the Capitol do not reflect the real America. Who we are. What we see is a small group of extremists engaged in lawlessness. This is not dissent. It’s a mess. It’s chaos. And it must end now.”
Protesters stormed into the Senate chamber. Before that, Congressmen were evacuated from there, including the current US Vice President Mike Pence.
BREAKING: Protesters are on the Senate floor now: pic.twitter.com/k4Q0ln8pZs— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 6, 2021