Washington, January 7, 2021
Millions watched in horror as large-scale violence broke out in the Capitol building. More than dozens of Trump supporters broke into the building and ran amuck in the corridors, smashing glass and other furniture on Wednesday. There were dozens of protestors outside the building. The Congressmen who were inside the building to certify the election results had to abandon the exercise and flee the building. There were reports of one woman being shot. One pro-Trump supporter even entered the Senate chamber. Police tried to barricade the doors but severe confrontations between the rioters and the police were reported.
The objection that was raised regarding 11 Electoral College votes of Arizona in favor of Joe Biden- President-Elect was rejected by the Senate. They voted 93-6. Although the Arizona objection is still open for the vote of the House, any objection as per the procedure has to be approved by both Houses.
A joint session of the Congress will be conducted after the House vote, and lawmakers will then continue the counting procedure of the Electoral College votes. This will be done by state alphabetical order.
Earlier on, Trump and his party had filed several lawsuits challenging the results of the Arizona elections and those in other states as well. However, all of those had been rejected. It had been claimed that there was no evidence of any voter fraud conducted.
The pro-Trump supporters on Wednesday were driven by the objective of rejecting the victory of Joe Biden.
Before the violence that broke out at the Capitol, a large number of protestors had gathered at the National Mall.