Congress voted to confirm President-elect Biden’s election amidst continued insurrection on Capitol Hill.
Congress reconvened late Wednesday after being disrupted by a riot at the Capitol Building.
“Let’s get back to work,” Vice President Mike Pence said upon reopening the confirmation vote.
After initially announcing plans to oppose the election result, Senators Steve Daines from Montana and Georgia’s Kelly Loeffler, who lost her Senate race to Democrat Raphael Warnock reversed their votes.
What is a normally highly ceremonial function of American democracy was disrupted when a mob stormed the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.
While continuing to allege election fraud, Trump urged the rioters to “go home” in a tweet that was removed by Twitter.
Trump supporters originally gathered on Trump’s urging to protest Biden’s election.
Numerous injuries and four deaths were attributed to the riots, according to D.C. police chief Robert Contee.
Lawmakers including Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Mondaire Jones have called for Trump’s removal from office.
“This will be a stain on our country that will never be washed away...those who performed these irresponsible acts cannot be called protestors,” said incoming majority leader Chuck Schumer. “Make no mistakes, tonight’s events didn’t happen spontaneously...this President carries a great deal of the blame.”
TheStreet's Katherine Ross contributed to this report.
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