USA POLITICS: Trump supporters disrupt Congressional Certification of Biden’s Victory

TODAY IN 180 SECONDS  Watch this video of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden and a pro-Trump riot that interrupted the congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory. Congress is scheduled to reconvene at 8 p.m. ET.

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THE VIEW FROM THE FLOOR — Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), a former CIA operations officer, spoke to Nightly about how her day unfolded. She called from a secure location as she awaited the next steps for the Electoral College certification. Her account has been edited:

I knew today was not gonna be an easy day. I had instructed my team that unless they have a need to be on Capitol Hill, I didn’t want them coming in. I instructed my staff that anyone who was, to dress in jeans or workout clothes so that up until the point where they’re presenting their bags, they aren’t necessarily identifiable as Hill staffers. They just look like people.

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  • brandli62  On 01/07/2021 at 5:15 am

    Trump will go to jail for corruption, fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, rape, sexual harassment, slander, incitement of violence and treason. I am afraid that the list of crimes is not complete.

    At least that would happen in every liberal democracy governed under the rule of law. Just look at Israel, where several former prime ministers and presidents ended up in jail.

  • brandli62  On 01/07/2021 at 5:18 am

    On a separate note, Guyana managed its transfer of power last year better than the US. There was a delay of several months but it was done according to the law and the transfer happened once the court appeals had been exhausted. There was no angry mob storming the parliament, ever in its 55 years of independence as far as I can recall.

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