The Examiner examiner.net 07 Jan, 2021 12:15 am

Electoral College U.S. Capitol Trump

Electoral College U.S. Capitol Trump
The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and donned gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers were resume the counting of electoral votes Wednesday evening after the Capitol was cleared of the pro-Trump occupiers.” But Pence, in a statement shortly before presiding, defied Trump, saying he could not claim “unilateral authority” to reject the electoral votes that make Biden president.Lawmakers were told to duck under their seats for cover and put on gas masks after tear gas was used in the Capitol Rotunda.Big clouds of tear gas were visible.

Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.The president gave his supporters an added boost Wednesday morning during an appearance at a rally outside the White House, where he urged them to march to the Capitol.

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