Congress has certified Joe Biden’s electoral college victory after a day of violence at the U.S. Capitol, with Trump supporters storming the building.
Vice President Mike Pence presided over a joint session before announcing Biden’s 306-232 electoral victory. Both the House and Senate rejected objections to vote counts in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Four people died in Wednesday’s violence, one woman was shot, while three others died of medical emergencies. Click below to hear more with Mark Mayfield:
When it comes to moving forward, we have heard from President Trump.
President Trump is pledging an “orderly transition” after Congress affirms Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports this is the first time Trump has acknowledged his defeat.
The statement also hinted at another run for the White House for Trump, who stated, “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.”
When it comes to Biden, and that transfer of power, he was asked about his safety and security at the inauguration ceremony on January 20th.
Congress certified Joe Biden’s electoral college victory early Thursday morning.