By Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes, Melissa Mahtani, Veronica Rocha and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

The Kansas City star named Republican Sen Josh Hawley said in an editorial today that he “deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood shed”

Hawley, who was elected to represent Missouri in 2018, announced last week his intention to raise objections when Congress counts the votes of the electoral college

It is not yet clear whether Hawley will drop these objections after today’s violence on Capitol Hill. Hawley did not respond to questions about his plans on the way back to the Capitol

Legislature resumed the debate over an objection to the electoral college vote in Arizona, starting where it was when both houses were forced to pause

Republicans debated the objection before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and stalled the process

A group of House and Senate Republicans had planned to object to at least two more election results from two states on Wednesday, but it is not clear whether they will force those votes after the Capitol riots

While waiting for the Senate Chamber to prepare to resume the debate, the Senators attempted to appease Republicans who were about to object to Georgia and Pennsylvania after they closed the debate on the Arizona election results had two Senate sources with the talks told CNN

“We’re trying to speed things up,” said Sen Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, predicted the census would be complete by Wednesday night

Chuck Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Minority, tonight condemned the events that took place in the U.S. Capitol tonight and blamed President Trump for the violence

“This temple of democracy has been desecrated,” he said, speaking shortly after the Senate reassembled after the violence ” This will be a stain on our land that will not be so easily washed away, the last terrible indelible legacy of the 45th century Native of the United States, hands down our worst “

Schumer, who will take over the Senate from the 20th January, after Democratic victories in Georgia runoff elections this week put his party in control, then spoke directly about President Trump’s role in the mob’s attack on the Capitol

“Now the 6th January goes down as one of the darkest days in recent American history, a final warning to our nation of the consequences of a demagogic president, “he added

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned rioters who violated the US Capitol and caused Congress to suspend voting

“We’re not going to bow to lawlessness or intimidation, we’re back in our posts, we’re going to do our constitutional duty and for our nation, and we’re going to do it tonight,” said McConnell

McConnell concluded by stating that Congress “will certify the winner of the 2020 presidential election” “

Vice President Mike Pence convened the joint meeting again to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory tonight after violent unrest in the US Capitol

Former President Barack Obama made a statement following today’s violence on Capitol Hill begging Republicans to “choose reality and take the first steps to extinguish the flames.”””

Obama added, “I was encouraged to see many members of the President’s Party speak out vigorously today. Their voices complement the examples of Republican state and local electoral officials in states like Georgia of not being intimidated in their duties We need more leaders like this right now and in the days, weeks and months to come as President-elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics.It is up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in this goal “

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine urged Vice President Mike Pence to organize the cabinet to hold the 25th Claim Amendment To Impeach President Trump

“Whether you like Vice President Pence or not, the fact is that he is better suited to office. We need a commander in chief who will discharge his constitutional duties,” he told CNN tonight

“I would ask the Vice President, please take the next step,” Racine continued. “Do your constitutional duty. Protect America, stand up for democracy, and invoke the 25th Change

“To do this, Vice President Pence has to move and get a majority in the cabinet or Congress to remove the president immediately because he is so clearly unsuitable for office,” Racine said at the beginning of the conversation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is back in his office, and both he and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they will make statements in the Senate when the session resumes

Per McConnell’s press secretary Doug Andres, he’ll be giving a speech on the floor at 8 p.m. ET

There are many heavily armed Homeland Security Police officers who have taken positions in the Senate Chamber on the second floor

President Trump’s First Secretary of Defense James Mattis described the riots in Washington, DC today as “a violent attack on our Capitol, an attempt to subdue American democracy through mob rule” and said it was “by Mr. Trump ”

Mattis said Trump “used the presidency to destroy confidence in our elections and to poison our respect for fellow citizens This has been made possible by pseudo-political leaders whose names as profiles will live in cowardice in shame ”

Josh Hawley

World News – US – KC Star Editorial Says GOP Sen Hawley Shares “Blame For Blood Spilled”

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