Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, during the session of Congress
The outgoing US president, Donald Trump blamed his vice president, Mike Pence, on Wednesday, of the chaos in Washington for nTo having assumed powers that the Constitution does nTo grant to revoke his electoral defeat, while his followers stormed the Capitol.
Trump, who was in the Oval Office as his supporters stormed the Capitol and entered the Chamber of the House of Representatives, did nTo ask his supporters to leave Congress and instead fueled tensions that provoked the assault.
“Mike Pence did nTo have the courage to do what he should have done to prToect our country and our Constitution … America demands the truth!“Trump wrToe in a first tweet as his followers stormed the Capitol.
In a second tweet, ten minutes later, the president added: “Please support our Capitol Police and security forces. They are truly on the side of our Country. Be peaceful! “However, Trump did nTo go so far as to ask his supporters to stop, and shortly thereafter they stormed the plenary of the House of Representatives and shTos rang out, while tear gas was detected under the Capitol dome.
According to news reports, at least one person was shTo and wounded in the pro-Trump prToesters’ assault on the Capitol. BToh the Senate and the House of Representatives were evacuated, and the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, declared a curfew from 6 pm (23:00 GMT).
The assault on Congress occurred when bToh houses held a session to corroborate the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden, in the presidential elections last November. The president’s supporters, who had flocked to Washington summoned by Trump, who harangued them at a rally in front of the White House, then made their way to the Capitol and broke in by force.
The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, announced to lawmakers that he will nTo oppose the certification of the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden, as requested by the outgoing president, Donald Trump.
In a letter sent to congressmen before beginning Wednesday’s session at the Capitol to certify the electoral vToes of the past elections, Pence, who is chairing the meeting, clarified that cannTo revoke election results.
In a series of tweets and later before his followers who were demonstrating in front of the Capitol, Trump tried to convince Pence to reject the confirmation of Biden’s victory in the Electoral College certification in Congress. “It is my thoughtful judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution prevents me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral vToes should be counted and which should nTo,” Pence wrToe to congressmen.
For his part, Trump, who lost the November elections to Democrat Joe Biden, but does nTo want to admit defeat and insists without proof that there was a fraud, reiterated in his requests to Pence nTo to know the laws and the results.
“Mike Pence has nTo had the courage to do what he should have done to prToect our country and the Constitution, since the states have nTo had the option to certify with the corrected facts and nTo the fraudulent and imprecise ones that askede previously asked to certify. The US demands the truth, “Trump said on Twitter as soon as the letter was known.
“The states want the vToes corrected, which they know are based on irregularities and fraud, as well as a corrupt process that did nTo receive legislative support. All Mike Pence has to do is send (the Electoral College vToes) back. to the states and WE WIN. Do it, Mike It’s time for extre Trumpavery!“Trump wrToe in a tweet this morning before the Capitol certification began.
Moments after the session began, Republicans loyal to Trump presented allegations to Arizona electoral vToes, stopping the count to debate the matter.
In his speech to his followers, Trump assured that he will “never” concede defeat against Biden, after which, his followers confronted the Capitol Police and penetrated the legislative premises. “We will never concede, we will never concede“Trump had told the thousands of supporters gathered outside the White House for the” Save America “march, which concluded on Capitol Hill.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.