WASHINGTON – Congress is set to resume confirming the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden on Wednesday night after supporters of President Trump rioted at the U.S. Capitol, storming into buildings and vandalizing property.
At least one person was shot and killed, though it’s not clear who pulled the trigger during the chaotic scene. Some in the crowd were shouting “traitors” as officers tried to keep them back.
The joint session of Congress resumed at 8 p.m. Some Republicans have decided not to object. The Senate rejected a GOP attempt to block counting of Arizona results by a 93-6 margin. The House also rejected it.
House Republicans try to object to Michigan Electoral votes, but no Senator would join. Michigan Electoral College votes have been confirmed.
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The longshot effort is all but certain to fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress prepared to accept the results. Biden, who won the Electoral College 306-232, is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20.