Senate votes 93-6 rejecting attempts to disallow Biden's win
The Congress reconvened in the evening after the buildings were swarmed by protestors. Both houses are meeting late this evening to certify the Electoral College, which will give Joe Biden the presidency.
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Senator Mitt Romney called the events today "....was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States."
"We gather due to a selfish man's injured pride. And the outrage of supporters who he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months - and stirred to action this very morning. What happened...was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States."@MittRomney pic.twitter.com/UGr6aE3sEu— NBC News NOW (@NBCNewsNow) January 7, 2021
The Senate voted 93-6 rejecting attempts to disallow Biden's win.
BREAKING: US House votes 303-121 to reject the Republican effort to block counting Arizona’s electoral votes for Joe Biden; US Senate rejected effort 93-6 earlier Wednesday night.— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 7, 2021
121 House Republicans voted in support of the effort, 83 voted against.https://t.co/8SYk3yKSAg pic.twitter.com/N0rkZ5NOO9
Republican house member representative Matt Gaetz, who is a strong Trump supporter, said protestors were infiltrated by Antifa. There is no evidence for his claim.
Matt Gaetz , Republican Senator Florida : "Some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters, they were masquerading as Trump supporters and in fact were members of the violent terrorist group Antifa. pic.twitter.com/v6aKSa1K9L— Chayan Chatterjee (@Satyanewshi) January 7, 2021
The woman who was shot and later died at the Capitol was a former Air Force vetran. Ashli Babbitt was a San Diego resident and a Trump supporter. Babbitt and her husband, who did not attend the protest, ran a business together. Babbitt was shot in the chest and transported to medical care mid-afternoon.
BREAKING: Family confirms woman shot & killed at Capitol is Ashli Babbit. She owned a business in San Diego w/ her huband who did not come to DC. “I really dont know why she decided to do this,” her mother-in-law tells me. Police have not confirmed circumstances of shooting pic.twitter.com/OOYpNWpMLg— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) January 7, 2021
FLOTUS top aide resigned today. Stephanie Grishman was also a White House secretary before joining Melania Trump's staff.
It has been an honor to serve the country in the @WhiteHouse . I am very proud to have been a part of @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP mission to help children everywhere, & proud of the many accomplishments of this Administration. Signing off now - you can find me at @OMGrisham ??????— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) January 7, 2021