In the early morning of the 7th, the joint session of the United States Congress officially certified the results of the Electoral College and declared Biden the next president. On January 20, Biden will be officially sworn in.
Earlier that day, Trump addressed a large number of supporters outside the White House, saying that he would never admit defeat.
Trump supporters then stormed the U.S. Capitol to pressure the ongoing joint congressional meeting to refuse to confirm Joe Biden’s election victory and clashed with the police, causing the suspension of the confirmation process for the election results on that day.
The curfew in Washington, D.C. began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and the National Guard and more officers came to Congress to control the scene before the joint meeting could resume.
The joint meeting of the United States confirmed Biden’s election.
According to the vote count, Trump won fewer popular votes and electoral votes than Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joseph Biden in the 2020 presidential election. However, Trump has refused to admit defeat, saying that there was “massive fraud” in the election.
On January 6, 2021 local time, Vice President Mike Pence presided over a joint meeting of Congress to conduct the final count and certification of votes in the electoral college, which will end the 2020 presidential election in the United States.
Shortly after the joint meeting began, the two houses held separate debates in accordance with federal law due to the opposition of Republican congressmen and senators to the Arizona vote count.
But the protesters broke through the Capitol, and during the riots, Vice President Pence, who presided over the joint meeting, and Charles Grassley, the pro tempore of the Senate, were escorted to a safe place. Other members of Congress took refuge elsewhere in the building. Congress adjourned.
On the evening of January 6th local time, as protesters slowly withdrew from the Capitol after the curfew in Washington, D.C., Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi announced that congressional leaders had decided to resume the joint meeting and that lawmakers would continue to count the votes of electoral votes once the Capitol crisis was lifted and could be used. Perform authentication.
Finally, in the early morning of the 7th, Eastern Time, the nearly 15-hour joint meeting of the United States Congress ended after experiencing the twists and turns of the violent impact of demonstrators on the Capitol.
The meeting confirmed that Biden won 306 electoral votes, Trump won 232 electoral votes, and Biden was elected the next president of the United States.
However, even if it is finally confirmed, how to smoothly hand over power is still a problem. In response to the current situation in Washington, D.C., the U.S. military mobilized all the National Guard forces in Washington, D.C., and several states around Washington also sent National Guards and state police to support.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said on a social networking website that she would send the Virginia National Guard and 200 police officers to support the District.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement on the 6th local time that he was deploying 1,000 members of the New York National Guard to Washington, D.C., “to assist and facilitate the peaceful transfer of power”.
The latest news from CNN, Washington Mayor Bowser announced a 15-day extension of the public emergency. The state of emergency declaration will continue until the day after President-elect Biden’s inauguration (January 21), CNN said.
The riots in the United States have killed 4 people.
According to Washington police, four people have died in the protest clashes between Trump supporters in the U.S. Capitol, including a woman who was shot before. Washington police found several guns at the scene, and a total of 52 people were arrested on suspicion of surrounding the Capitol.
According to Fox News on the 6th, the identity of the woman killed in the protest in the Capitol on that day has been confirmed. The woman’s name is Ashley Babbit. She is a 14-year veteran. She served in the Air Force for four years and previously lived in San Diego, California. According to the report, the woman’s husband said in an interview with the media that she was a strong supporter of Trump.
Outside Washington, government parliamentary facilities in several state capitals were also attacked by demonstrators, and local officials were forced to evacuate.
According to the U.S. Capitol Hill newspaper, citing several local media reports, the staff of the Utah Capitol Building have been ordered to evacuate due to threats. Outside the Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, a large number of militia groups gathered, and the Secretary of State was forced to leave under police escort. In Salem, Oregon, protesters burned the portrait of Governor Brown at a rally, and police also warned people to avoid the area near the state legislature. There was a fierce clash in protesters in Sacramento, the capital of California, and the police had to intervene to stop it.
After his supporters broke into the Capitol and interrupted voter ticket certification, Trump tweeted a video telling the protesters who rushed into Congress to “go home now”, although he still insisted that the election was “stealed”.
Trump also tweeted to defend the chaos in the Capitol in the afternoon. Trump said: “This is what happens when the sacred overwhelming election victory (referring to Trump’s belief that he won the presidential election) is taken away rudely and maliciously from the great patriots. They have been unfairly treated for a long time. Everyone should go home with love and peace. Please remember this day forever!”
Twitter immediately prompted under the article that the statement on the election was doubtful and could not be forwarded due to concerns about violence.
In addition, the three major social media giants in the United States – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – took action against Trump’s social accounts that day.
Twitter Security just posted a statement saying: “Trump’s account will be frozen for 12 hours.” They claim that if there are further violations of the platform’s rules in the future, including the threat of violence policy, it will lead to the permanent removal of the account.
Following Twitter, Facebook issued a statement saying that Trump’s account violated two of its policies and would freeze its account for 24 hours. Facebook’s Instagram, a social networking website for pictures and short videos, also announced that it would also ban Trump’s accounts for 24 hours.
YouTube also deleted the videos posted by Trump’s account. YouTube said in a statement that the video violated “policy on content that claims widespread fraud or error changed [election] results.”
After a violent disturbance, some Democratic congressman called for the impeachment of Trump. Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley issued a statement calling for the impeachment of President Trump.
“We cannot allow him to remain in power, it’s about preserving our country,” Rep. Omar from Minnesota wrote on social media.
And Massachusetts’ Presley tweeted that the president should be “immediately impeached”, calling his actions “dangerous and unacceptable.”
Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton issued statements
On January 6th, local time, former U.S. President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush issued statements condemning the violence at the U.S. Capitol.
Obama issued a statement condemning that today’s events were “incited by the current president” and that the United States “great moment of shame and shame”.
“History will rightly remember that today’s violence in the Capitol, incited by a current president who continues to lie unfoundedly about the results of legitimate elections, is a moment of great humiliation and humiliation in our country. But if we think of it as a surprise altogether, it is self-deceiving.”
Former U.S. President George W. Bush issued a statement condemning the storm of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters on the afternoon of the 6th local time, calling it “disgusting” but “heartbreaking”.
Former U.S. President Clinton issued a statement on Congress’s protest against the riots, accusing the riots of being a concentrated outbreak of political division in the United States over four years.
Clinton said in a statement, “Our Congress, the Constitution and even the country are facing unprecedented riots today. What drives this riot is the deliberate dissemination of wrong political information, distrust of the political system and the confrontation between the American people.
The protest rally was triggered by Trump’s enthusiastic supporters, who were also scattered in Congress and tried to overthrow the election results. And the election is free, the votes are fair, the result is clear, and we must achieve a peaceful transition of government.
Leaders of many countries and European and American stars have expressed their positions one after another.
The protest conflict in the United States has also attracted close attention from many countries, and many leaders have expressed their positions on it.
As a close ally of the United States, British leaders were the first to speak out about the internal affairs of the United States. British Prime Minister Johnson tweeted that the scene of the U.S. Congress was “shameful”. In a tweet, Johnson said, “The shameful scene of the United States Congress.
The United States advocates democracy around the world, and it is now crucial to achieve a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
According to foreign media, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has just expressed his position on the riots in the U.S. Congress, saying that the Canadian government is paying close attention to the situation and “not falling for a minute”.
Australian Prime Minister Morrison said that a very tragic scene happened in the U.S. Congress. We condemn these acts of violence and look forward to the peaceful transfer of power to the newly elected government under the fine democratic tradition of the United States.
European Parliament Speaker Sassolli tweeted, “The scene tonight at the U.S. Capitol is deeply worrying. The vote of the Democratic Party must be respected. We are confident that the United States will ensure that democracy is protected.”
Indian Prime Minister Modifa tweeted: “I am saddened to see the news of riots and violence in Washington, D.C. ( The United States) must continue to transfer power in an orderly and peaceful manner. The democratic process cannot be upended by illegal protesters.
Mohamed Safa, a Lebanese diplomat and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, responded to this incident on Twitter. Because of the similar tongue twister and full of irony, he was called “God’s Comment” by netizens. Muhammad Safa said: “If the United States sees what the United States is doing to the United States, the United States will certainly invade the United States and liberate the United States from the tyranny of the United States.
After the leaders of many countries expressed their positions, some European and American stars and netizens also spoke out one after another.
“Captain America” Chris Evans tweeted directly: “I’m speechless!”
Edward Norton, who played the role of Hulk, said: “Arrest them. All. They are all criminals.
Hua Chunyu responds to the conflict of the American Congress Building
Regarding the fact that U.S. demonstrators stormed the Capitol, which has killed four people, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference on the 7th that he believed that the American people hope for safety and peace, especially in the current severe situation of the epidemic. China also hopes that the American people can enjoy peace, stability and security as soon as possible.
Some reporters asked: Some people compare this incident with previous events in Hong Kong.
How do you comment on this? Hua Chunyu said that the mainstream media in the United States condemned it as a “violent incident”, “thugs”, “extremes”, “villains” and “disgrace”. What did they use when describing violent demonstrators in Hong Kong? Beautify these radical demonstrators as “democracy heroes” and say that the American people stand with them.
“Some people in the U.S. reacted and used very differently to what happened in Hong Kong in 2019 and what is happening in the United States today.
This sharp contrast and the reasons behind it are thought-provoking and deserve a serious and profound reflection on everyone.” Hua Chun said.