Senate evacuated, National Guard activated, person shot after Pro-Trump Rally storms the Capitol. Law enforcement officials report that at least one IED has been found on the Capitol grounds.
President Trump was asked to calm his demonstrators, and he responded by continuing his unsubstantiated accusations that his election was stolen. His claim is completely false.
Meanwhile, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are both projected to win Senate seas in Georgia’s runoff elections, giving Democrats control of an equally divided Senate.
Joint Statement from Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi
Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement:
“We are calling on President Trump to demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately.”
Statement from President-Elect Joe Biden
“This is not dissent. It’s disorder. It’s chaos. It borders on sedition.” President-elect Joe Biden said in a late afternoon public address.