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U.S. Congress certifies Biden win hours after harrowing Capitol Hill assault By Reuters

U.S. Congress certifies Biden win hours after harrowing Capitol Hill assault By Reuters
U.S. Congress certifies Biden win hours after harrowing Capitol Hill assault

Vice President Mike Pence, in declaring the final vote totals, said this "shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States.After Pence made clear he would not accede to Trump's wishes, the president ripped his longtime ally on Twitter even as the Senate, with the vice president presiding, was under siege."Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the president and the vice president of the United States on Jan.Immediately afterward, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an "orderly transition" when Biden is sworn into office on Jan.

Following Thursday's certification by Congress, he issued a statement via White House aide Dan Scavino, saying: "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th." Wednesday's chaos unfolded after Trump - who before the election refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost - addressed thousands of supporters near the White House and told them to march on the Capitol to express their anger at lawmakers.

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