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ONE person has been shot as Trump told MAGA supporters to ‘go home’ in a televised address on Twitter after protestors stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to stop Joe Biden’s victory, it is being reported.

Congress are expected to validate the Electoral College votes, formally declaring Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the incoming president and vice president of the US.

But protesters clashed with police, forcing the debate to be stopped and vice president Mike Pence to be evacuated, according to Bloomberg.

The chaos came as members of Congress were meeting to vote and certify the election results.

Donald Trump has issued a televised address to protesters insisting that the “election was stolen” while telling protesters to “go home”.

In a speech full of mixed messages, Donald Trump told protesters there must be “peace” but in the same breath continued to claim the US election was fraudulent.

He said: “This was a fraudulent election but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace.

“So go home, we love you, you’re very special […] I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace.”

Republican Minority Leader in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy has branded the scenes in Capitol Hill as “unacceptable” and “un-American”

Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop lawmakers certifying Joe Biden’s electoral college victory in November.

Lawmakers have been forced to evacuate and the Capitol is on lockdown as a result.

Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern about the violent scenes in Washington where protesters stormed the Capitol building in a bid to “undo” Donald Trump’s election loss.

“Obviously we’re concerned and we’re following the situation minute by minute,” Trudeau told the News 1130 Vancouver radio station.

“I think the American democratic institutions are strong, and hopefully everything will return to normal shortly.”

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have called on Donald Trump to demand that all protesters leave the Capitol and its grounds immediately.

Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop lawmakers certifying Joe Biden’s electoral college victory in November.

The governors of Maryland and Virginia say they have authorized law enforcement and National Guard resources to deploy to assist, NBC reports.

The scenes from the Capitol are utterly horrifying. Solidarity with those in 🇺🇸 on the side of democracy and the peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. Shame on those who have incited this attack on democracy.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has branded the scenes in Washington DC as “horrendous” and a “direct attack on democracy”.

Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop lawmakers certifying Joe Biden’s electoral college victory in November.

“These are not ‘protestors’ – this a direct attack on democracy and legislators carrying out the will of the American people.”

Violence is always unacceptable. Even when passions run high.Anyone engaged in violence—especially against law enforcement—should be fully prosecuted. God bless the Capitol Police and the honorable men & women of law enforcement who show great courage keeping all of us safe.

Renowned journalist Andrew Neil has condemned the scenes in DC as pro-Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill, clashing with cops.

He tweeted: “Tonight as they watch the appalling scenes unfold on Capitol Hill authoritarian leaders from Beijing to Kremlin will be rejoicing.

I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!

Police in the chamber of the House of Representatives drew their weapons as supporters of Donald Trump tried to break in Wednesday, a congressman said.

“Chamber security and Capitol Police have their guns drawn as protesters bang on the front door of the chamber,” Representative Dan Kildee tweeted.

“We have been instructed to lie down on the floor and put on our gas masks.”

Twin wins by Democrats in the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, if confirmed, could divide the chamber 50-50 and give Democratic vice president-elect Kamala Harris the casting vote.

Raphael Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, and Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker, declared victory with a narrow lead over incumbent David Perdue.

The Senate currently has a Republican majority and Mitch McConnell is currently the Majority Leader.

The Office of the Secretary of the US Senate says that it must have in hand a properly executed certificate of election from the state to swear in and seat a senator.

In 2001, the Senate was split 50-50 from January until June, when Senator James Jeffords left the Republican Party and became an independent.

Supporters of Donald Trump heckled Republican senator Mitt Romney of Utah in an airport, exposing divisions in the GOP between Trump loyalists and those willing to accept the results of the presidential election.

Romney has been considered Trump’s sharpest GOP critic and is among a group of senators who called for an end to an effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win

Video of the airport confrontation posted online Tuesday night came as Trump backers around the U.S. traveled to DC for demonstrations as Congress meets to accept the Electoral College vote.

It’s being contested by some GOP lawmakers, but the effort is all but certain to fail.

Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, has a deep well of popularity in Utah, but a significant slice of the state’s conservative electorate is angry with him for criticizing the president, said political science professor Damon Cann.

Police ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barrricades on the steps of the Capitol.

Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building and other large offices after Trump called on his followers to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory inside the legislature.

“Just evacuated my office in Cannon due to a nearby threat. Now we’re seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police,” said Representative Nancy Mace in a tweet.

“This is wrong. This is not who we are. I’m heartbroken for our nation today,” she wrote.

The Rev. Raphael Warnock’s roots showed little promise of a future that led to the U.S. Senate.

He grew up in Savannah in the Kayton Homes public housing project, the second youngest of 12 children.

His mother as a teenager had worked as a sharecropper picking cotton and tobacco while his father was a preacher who also made money hauling old cars to a scrapyard.

Warnock became the first member of his family to graduate from college and he earned at Ph.D. in theology, eventually becoming head pastor of the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr preached.

The senator-elect, 51, will go to Washington as the first black senator elected from Georgia – a Southern state still grappling with its painful history of slavery, segregation and racial injustice.

Republican Senator and one of Donald Trump’s previously loyal supporters Mitch McConnell has “hung” the President out to dry in an extraordinary speech today.

The Senate Majority leader launched a scathing attack on fellow Republicans who were challenging Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, stressing it could do harm to America.

“The voters, courts and states have all spoken. If we overrule them it would damage our republic forever,” he told Senators.

Donald Trump raged against the “bulls*** election” and urged Mike Pence to “do the right thing” as GOP allies prepare to challenge Joe Biden’s win.

Crowds gathered near the White House for the “Save America March” on the day Congress votes to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election.

MAGA fans rolled into DC for the second day as they continued to support Trump and his baseless claims of voter fraud.

REPUBLICANS OBJECT TO ARIZONA’S RESULTS: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) objects to the counting of the electoral ballots for the state of Arizona.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) signed the Arizona representative’s objection to challenge the certification of the state’s electoral votes. pic.twitter.com/uuCWACNOI8

Republicans applaud as Capitol Hill politicians and Senator Ted Cruz objected to Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona.

A joint session of Congress is being held where legislators will count the electoral college votes following November’s presidential election.

It is being reported that over 60 Republicans objected to Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state which carries 11 electoral college votes.

This means that Representatives and Senators will have to go and debate the objection in their respective chambers for two hours.

Vice President Mike Pence will not try to stop Joe Biden from becoming the 46th president of the US.

This comes just moments after President Trump urged his VP not to certify the Democrat’s November election victory as he addressed MAGA supporters in Washington DC.

Mr Pence will chair the session of Congress today which will convene to count the electoral college votes.

“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Mr Pence told colleagues in a letter.

Republican senators must decide today between upholding 244 years of democracy or going down in history as siding with a delusional con man. It shouldn’t be a tough choice.

The Democrats strong showing in the Georgia Senate run-offs sends a clear warning to Republicans about their behaviour, according to a leading GOP pollster.

Raphael Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday’s election while fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff leads in his race against incumbent David Perdue.

Frank Luntz, who predicted Democratic victories in Georgia, praised former congresswoman Stacey Abrams for her “very impressive” organisation in the state.

“You have to hold Donald Trump accountable. Look he showed up at that final rally and spent half the time talking about his own race from two months ago,” the pollster told CNBC.

“At some point, you have to look the American people straight in the eye and acknowledge reality.

“As a pollster, as a researcher and as a communications specialist, I know how much damage today is going to do to the Republican Party brand.”

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged vice president Mike Pence not to certify Joe Biden’s election victory at a Congress session starting later today as he repeated unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

“If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” the Republican told cheering supporters in DC.

“Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us, and if he doesn’t, that will be a sad day for our country.”

Trump rebuked “weak” Republicans planning to go along with the certification, accusing them of having “turned a blind eye” and threatening them with primary challenges in future elections.

Addressing protesters in Washington DC, President Trump has branded Republicans who plan to certify Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election as “weak”.

The Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled House of Representatives are due to meet to formally certify Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election in proceedings that could stretch past midnight. 

In a joint session of Congress, Trump’s allies plan to challenge the results from a handful of states won by Biden.

Biden won the election by a 306-232 count in the state-by-state Electoral College and by a margin of more than 7 million ballots in the national popular vote, but the Republican president continues to falsely claim there was widespread fraud and that he was the victor.

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