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Congress returns to certify Electoral school votes after mob stormed Capitol: live coverage #2

It changed into alleged to be a joint session of Congress for what was supposed to be the pretty perfunctory project of counting the electoral votes as certified by the states. The complication became alleged to be that some residence and Senate Republicans have been objecting to counting electoral votes from states Donald Trump needs he hadn’t misplaced, which turned into supposed to take two hours of debate per state. 

That became dangerous enough. Now, Congress is making an attempt to come back back from an afternoon spent on lockdown and in hiding from a mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol, breaking windows, breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace, and greater—all with suspiciously few arrests made. Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz were beneath force to desert their objections to counting all the votes, with Pelosi asserting in a press release, “The evening may additionally nevertheless be lengthy however we’re hopeful for a shorter agenda, however our aim could be achieved.”

Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 · 1:13:50 AM +00:00 · Mark Sumner

in case you had any doubt concerning the narrative that the appropriate started constructing around these days’s events even earlier than they had been over. This changed into the entire fault of “a bus load of Antifa.” apparently this was the bus equal of a clown automobile, capable of retaining those lots of or lots of americans who invaded the Capitol. And the disguises had been mind-blowing.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 · 1:18:57 AM +00:00 · Barbara Morrill

whereas neither Pence no McConnell mentioned Trump’s identify of their opening remarks, soon-to-be Senate Majority chief Schumer isn’t having any difficulty calling out Trump for inflicting these days’s terrorist attack, along with Trump’s enablers in the Republican birthday celebration. 

Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 · 2:41:sixteen AM +00:00 · Gabe Ortiz

Greg Sargent reviews condo Judiciary Committee Democrats have issued a letter calling on Pence to invoke the twenty fifth change: “For the sake of our democracy, we emphatically urge you to invoke the twenty fifth modification and start the procedure of doing away with President Trump from vigour.”