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Pro-Trump protesters storm Electoral College vote confirmation, senators evacuated

Congress reconvenes later to confirm Biden’s victory

 

Last updated 1/7/2021 at 11:51am



Pro-Donald Trump protesters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Wednesday, interrupting a joint congressional hearing to count and confirm the electoral college’s votes in the 2020 General Election that resulted President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump.

The protesters breached barricades, forcing lawmakers to be evacuated from the building for their safety, but the lawmakers have since reconvened and confirmed the college’s votes despite objections from many Republican members of Congress, with Vice President Mike Pence declaring Biden the winner.

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