Joe Biden licensed as subsequent US president
The Home of Representatives on Thursday morning rejected an objection to the electoral votes of Pennsylvania, after earlier voting to throw out an analogous objection for Arizona.
It comes after outgoing president Donald Trump falsely insisted the election was marred by fraud and that he truly gained.
He reiterated these claims in remarks to hundreds of protesters outdoors the White Home early on Wednesday and goaded them to march to the Capitol, which lots of them did.
4 folks died on the US Capitol grounds through the mayhem, whereas 52 others have been arrested.
The storming of Capitol Hill prompted calls by some politicians to take away Mr Trump from workplace utilizing the twenty fifth Modification of the US Structure earlier than president-elect Mr Biden is sworn in on 20 January.
Twitter additionally suspended Mr Trump’s account for 12 hours and threatened to ban him after he posted a number of tweets that have been flagged for inciting violence, together with calling rioters “nice patriots”.
High China adviser reportedly amongst White Home resignations after Capitol violence
White Home deputy nationwide safety adviser Matt Pottinger has resigned, based on media stories, becoming a member of various officers who’re leaving the administration of president Donald Trump within the wake of violence on Capitol Hill.
Mr Pottinger, a number one determine within the growth of Mr Trump’s China coverage, resigned on Wednesday in response to Mr Trump’s response to a mob of protesters who breached the US Capitol, CNN reported, citing an individual near Mr Pottinger. Bloomberg first reported the resignation.
Two prime aides to first girl Melania Trump additionally resigned on Wednesday, whereas Mr Pottinger’s boss, nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien, was contemplating quitting, sources conversant in the matter advised Reuters.
Stephanie Grisham resigned as chief of employees to the primary girl.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 09:41
Scotland’s justice minister requires UK to ban Trump
Scotland’s justice minister has known as on the UK’s house secretary Priti Patel to disclaim Donald Trump entry to the UK as soon as he leaves workplace.
Humza Yousaf tweeted: “As soon as he leaves workplace if Trump tries to come back to UK the house secretary ought to give critical consideration to denying him entry, she has the ability if an applicant’s presence shouldn’t be conducive to the general public good.
“Trump’s default is to fire up racial rigidity and yesterday he incited a violent mob.”
The president owns two golf course in Scotland, and on Tuesday first minister Nicola Sturgeon stated the nation’s journey ban due to the coronavirus pandemic will apply to Mr Trump amid hypothesis he was planning an abroad golf journey throughout Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 09:28
Trump guarantees ‘orderly transition’ hours after saying ‘we’ll by no means concede’
Donald Trump’s assertion that there will probably be an “orderly transition” on 20 January is an fascinating one given he advised hundreds of supporters in Washington DC on Wednesday that “we’ll by no means concede” the presidential election.
Addressing a “Save America” rally on the Ellipse, simply south of the White Home, he urged vp Mike Pence to assist overturn Joe Biden’s victory within the November election.
“If Mike Pence does the appropriate factor, we win the election,” he claimed.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 09:16
Trump lastly commits to ‘orderly transition’
Donald Trump has issued a press release asserting that there will probably be “an orderly transition” to Joe Biden’s new administration on 20 January in response to a surprising evening of lethal violence that noticed the Republican’s supporters storm the US Capitol in a bid to cease Congress certifying November’s election outcomes.
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Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 09:09
Trump assertion in full
Donald Trump is presently unable to tweet after Twitter suspended his account for 12 hours, nonetheless he launched a press release by way of White Home staffer Dan Scavino which stated: “Despite the fact that I completely disagree with the end result of the election, and the details bear me out, however there will probably be an orderly transition on January 20.
“I’ve all the time stated we might proceed our struggle to make sure that solely authorized votes have been counted. Whereas this represents the tip of the best first time period in presidential historical past, it’s solely the start of our struggle to Make America Nice Once more.”
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:59
Trump releases assertion
Donald Trump has launched a press release saying there will probably be an “orderly transition” after Congress concluded the electoral vote rely certifying Joe Biden’s victory.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:55
Joe Biden licensed as subsequent US president with 306 votes
Joe Biden has been licensed as the subsequent president of the US with 306 votes to Donald Trump’s 232.
Kamala Harris would be the subsequent vice-president with 306 votes to Mike Pence’s 232.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:45
Biden reaches 270 Electoral School votes wanted to win presidency
The US Congress has simply licensed sufficient Electoral School votes for Democrat Joe Biden handy him the victory within the presidential race over Republican president Donald Trump.
With Congress approving Vermont’s votes, Mr Biden now has the 270 Electoral School votes which can be the minimal for claiming the presidency.
Congress’ evaluate of the states’ Electoral School votes, which was interrupted on Wednesday by Trump supporters storming the Capitol Constructing, is nearing an finish.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:36
Priti Patel says Trump’s feedback instantly led to mob rioting on Capitol
Priti Patel has blamed Donald Trump’s incendiary feedback for instantly upsetting violence from a mob loyal to the president as they stormed the US Capitol in an try to overturn the election and forestall Joe Biden taking to the White Home.
The British house secretary stated the Republican’s assertion during which he stated “We love you” to the rioters and repeated his unproven claims of electoral fraud did “little or no to de-escalate the scenario”, and urged him to sentence their actions.
Ms Patel stated the scenes of violence in Washington have been a “actual tragedy”.
“We’ve seen regulation enforcement officers on the entrance line, there to guard folks, being assaulted,” she advised LBC.
“There are processes across the US system and it is proper that they simply get on with these processes, however fairly frankly (Trump’s) phrases have been related to that violence.”
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:32
Home rejects try to overturn Biden victory in Pennsylvania
A majority of the US Home of Representatives has this morning voted down a transfer by allies of president Donald Trump to reject Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Democrat Joe Biden.
The Home rejection of the measure got here a few hours after the Senate additionally voted it down, and after an analogous try to overturn Mr Biden’s win in Arizona was additionally rejected.
As soon as voting is accomplished within the Home, the 2 chambers of Congress are anticipated to renew their joint session to contemplate election outcomes from different states.
Chiara Giordano7 January 2021 08:22