Pro-Donald Trump protesters storm US Capitol

Chaos outside and inside the Capitol as Congress was certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

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Pro-Donald Trump protesters, upset at the outcome of the presidential election, stormed the US Capitol Wednesday as Congress met to tally the electoral votes that certify Joe Biden’s election as president.

Protesters overwhelmed US Capitol Police outside and numerous protesters breached security and entered the Capitol building, creating a scene of chaos and causing members of Congress to flee the House and Senate chambers to be safely locked down elsewhere.

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, DC as Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory [Julio Cortez/The Associated Press]

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, DC as Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

  • Congressional Republicans lodged their first objection to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as the chambers met in a joint session to certify the results.
  • President Donald Trump, in an address to thousands of supporters gathered in Washington, DC, vowed to “never concede” while decrying Congressional Republicans who don’t plan to object to the election results.
  • Some Republicans in both the Senate and House have said they will object to certifying the results in at least three states, in a last-ditch attempt in support of President Donald Trump that is all-but-assured to fail.
  • Democrat Raphael Warnock is the projected winner of one Georgia Senate runoff race and Democrat Jon Ossoff is leading the other, setting up Democrats to take control of the chamber.

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