It was purported to be a joint session of Congress for what was supposed to be the fairly perfunctory task of counting the electoral votes as licensed by the states. The complication was purported to be that some Home and Senate Republicans have been objecting to counting electoral votes from states Donald Trump needs he hadn’t misplaced, which was purported to take two hours of debate per state.
That was unhealthy sufficient. Now, Congress is attempting to come back again from a day spent on lockdown and in hiding from a mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol, breaking home windows, breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace, and extra—all with suspiciously few arrests made. Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have been under pressure to desert their objections to counting all of the votes, with Pelosi saying in a statement, “The evening should still be lengthy however we’re looking forward to a shorter agenda, however our goal will probably be achieved.”
In case you had any doubt in regards to the narrative that the fitting began constructing round immediately’s occasions even earlier than they have been over. This was all of the fault of “a bus load of Antifa.” Apparently this was the bus equal of a clown automotive, able to holding these a whole bunch or 1000’s of people that invaded the Capitol. And the disguises have been wonderful.
Whereas neither Pence no McConnell talked about Trump’s identify of their opening remarks, soon-to-be Senate Majority Chief Schumer isn’t having any drawback calling out Trump for inflicting immediately’s terrorist assault, together with Trump’s enablers within the Republican Get together.