WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueImmediately after the certification, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20 when Biden will be sworn into office.
Congress had resumed its work certifying Biden’s Electoral College win late on Wednesday after the chaotic scenes on Capitol Hill, with debate stretching into the early hours of Thursday.
Trump persisted in making the false claims he had won even as he said the transition would be orderly.
“There is no question that the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob.
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