Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday in an attempt to stop Joe Biden being certified as the next president (Picture: Reuters)
A large group of Donald Trump supporters have stormed the US Capitol building to try and stop Joe Biden being certified as the next president. The president’s fans were seen clashing with cops outside the Washington DC building on Wednesday, and are said to have breached four layers of security cordons.
They have yet to make it inside the building, which has been sealed off, and where the certification hearing is underway. A debate was triggered after congressmen and women objected to Biden’s win in Arizona, which is set to last for several hours before a vote on whether to uphold his win takes place.
The scuffles broke out just an hour after President Trump addressed supporters at a ‘Save America’ march, and told them he would ‘never concede’ the election to Biden. His fixer Rudy Giuliani also took to the stage and called for ‘trial by combat’ to contest Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Trump supporters pictured at the US Capitol building shortly before scuffles broke out (Picture: Reuters)
Thousands traveled to Washington DC to attend a ‘Save America’ march on Wednesday, with scuffles with police breaking out afterwards (Picture: AP)
Congressmen and women are currently meeting to certify Biden’s electoral college win. The certification is usually a formality, but was disrupted by objections from Trump supporting representatives and senators.
A debate is now underway, which will see Congress debate the validity of Biden’s win, before holding a vote on whether to certify him.
Biden is widely expected to win that vote, with many of Trump’s own Republican party set to join with their Democrat rivals.
Vice President Mike Pence has indicated he will ignored President Trump’s plea to throw Biden’s win out, saying it would be unconstitutional of him to do so.
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