Thursday, January 21

Congress will resume its session on elections after assault on Capitol Hill


” Today has been committed a shameful assault on our democracy. He was anointed at the highest level of Government. However, it cannot dissuade us from our responsibility to validate Joe Biden’s victory, “said Nancy Pelosi.

 One of the robbers on the Capitol, in Nancy Pelosi's office.
One of the robbers on the Capitol, in Nancy Pelosi’s office.JIM LO SCALZOEFE

The US Congress will resume its session tonight to corroborate the result of the November elections, despite the damage and commotion generated by the assault on the Capitol, announced the president of the House of Representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

The session, which began early in the afternoon but had to be interrupted due to the irruption of the Capitol by the followers of outgoing President Donald Trump, will resume at 8:00 p.m. (2 a.m. in the Iberian Peninsula), Pelosi said in a letter to the rest of the congressmen.

” Today has been committed a shameful assault on our democracy. He was anointed at the highest level of Government. However, it cannot dissuade us from our responsibility to validate Joe Biden’s victory, “wrote Pelosi.

” That is why (…) and after calling the Pentagon, the Justice Department, and the Vice President (Mike Pence), We have decided that we should proceed to the Capitol tonight once it is cleared for use, “he added.

The president of the Lower House expressed her “great sadness” over what happened and said that the session of Congress “be part of history, because of the shameful image of the country that has been shown to the world, instigated at the highest level, “referring to Trump.

The assault on Congress occurred when both houses were holding a session to corroborate Biden’s electoral victory in the elections last November.

Trump had urged his allies to interfere in that process and his vice president, Mike Pence, to arrogate a power not conferred by the Constitution, and harangue his supporters to continue fighting during a morning rally in Washington.

The president’s supporters then went to the Capitol, and they broke into the building, until the authorities managed to evict them more than three hours later, during which they vandalized the place, including Pelosi’s office.

The chaos left at least one deceased, a woman who was shot in the chest in the Capitol, without knowing who shot her, confirmed the local police.

The session in Congress it is usually a mere procedure in a normal electoral year, whose objective is to corroborate a result – the victory of Biden – that the Electoral College already confirmed on December 14.

This time, however, dozens of Trump-allied lawmakers planned to file objections to the outcome in various states, something they only began to do when the assault began.

There is no prospect of the session changing the fact that Biden becomes president of the United States on January 20, which is when Trump’s term ends, but it is possible that it could drag on for hours if the allies of the outgoing ruler insist on presenting their allegations.

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