- Threatens: ‘It’s only the beginning of our fight’
- Development Comes After Attack On Capitol Building By Trump’s Supporters
The US Congress has affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election, after a riot by President Donald Trump’s supporters forced a delay in the process.
This happens as Trump finally conceded Biden won the election following the Congress certification of the November 3 presidential election results.
A joint session of Congress approved the electoral votes of all 50 states one by one overnight.
Congress rejected an objection by some Republican politicians to accepting the electoral votes in a number of states, including in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Other objections to results from Georgia, Michigan and Nevada also were also rejected as there were no enough support from senators.
The approval of the 306-232 Electoral College votes from the November election was delayed when rioters supporting Trump stormed the Capitol Hill building, broke through barricades and swarmed inside, rampaging through offices and engaging in standoffs with police – triggering unprecedented chaos and violence that drew condemnation from around the world.
According to agency report and U.S historians, for more than two centuries, the joint session of Congress has been a quiet, ceremonial event that formally certifies the election winner.
The Wednesday’s incident is possibly the first time that the Capitol had been taken over since 1814, when the British burned the building.
Meanwhile, President Trump conceded by proxy that he will be leaving office exactly two months after Biden was named the projected winner based on election results.
Trump’s acknowledgment comes as a number of staffers quit on Wednesday due to the attack on the Capitol.
Trump made the announcement via his spokesperson, Dan Scavino, as the president’s Twitter account was knocked off Wednesday, The New Diplomat earlier reported.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
Also, there are multiple reports that several members of the cabinet have discussed invoking the 25th amendment in an effort to remove Trump from power before January 20, the presidential inauguration day in the U.S when Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be taking oath of office.