Chaos At Capitol

Congress on Wednesday is meeting to certify the Electoral College vote, even as President Trump is calling on Vice President Mike Pence to torpedo the process.

“I hope Mike is going to do the right thing. I hope so, I hope so, because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” Trump said at a rally by the White House.

“All Vice President Pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify and we become president and you are the happiest people,” he tells supporters.

  • FoxLiveBlogTeamREPORTER
    Senate goes into recess amid violence outside Sen. James Lankford was just cut off during his remarks, and the chamber put into a hasty recess amid continuing chaos outside from Trump supporters outside Congress, which has forced the Capitol to lock down. An aide appeared to tell him it was because of “protesters,” while someone else added “It wasn’t anything you said.”
  • FoxLiveBlogTeamREPORTER
    Capitol Hill staff told to ‘shelter in place’ amid violence, suspicious packages From Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich: Capitol Hill staff have been sent an alert ordering them to “shelter in place” amid growing violence outside the building. “Due to police activity, all personnel are advised to relocate from the Cannon House Office Building to the Rayburn and Longworth House Office Buildings through the underground tunnels. Do not evacuate outside the buildings. All personnel should shelter in place in the Rayburn and Longworth House Office buildings.”
  • FoxLiveBlogTeamREPORTER
    Pat Toomey rejects Cruz call for a commission Sen. Pat Toomey rejects Cruz’s call for a 10-day emergency audit by an Electoral Commission. “A commission? Really? It’s completely impractical and well all know it, with 14 days to go before a constitutionally mandated inauguration.” He also asks why only swing states Trump lost are being looked at, and why not places like California and North Carolina
  • FoxLiveBlogTeamREPORTER
    Bomb threat causes 2 brief Capitol building evacuations as DC protests erupt during electoral count There were chaotic scenes outside the Capitol while lawmakers certify the Electoral College votes on Wednesday after protests erupted and two buildings were briefly evacuated by U.S. Capitol Police because of a purported bomb threat.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-pence-has-power-to-block-certification-trump-says

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