Four people were killed after a crowd of Donald Trump supporters broke into the Capitol, the National Guard was called into the capital.
Lawmakers were evacuated during the Electoral College vote count after a crowd of supporters stormed the Capitol, backed by Trump himself. Congressional efforts to count the Electoral College votes that gave President-elect Joe Biden a victory erupted into chaos and violence Wednesday after pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol.
The building breach came after President Donald Trump urged his supporters at a rally in downtown Washington to march to the Capitol complex. According to several law enforcement sources, a woman died as a result of the Capitol breakout. Three others died overnight, according to law enforcement sources.
Hours later, Congress reconvened to count the electoral votes, confirming the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. The House and Senate continued from where they had left off hours earlier — debating Republican objections to the results.
Despite disruptions and Republican objections to the results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, members of both chambers were able to certify the electoral college more than 14 hours after the process began.
Biden is scheduled to become the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20.
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