The Golden State Warriors head coach criticized President Donald Trump for encouraging a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol.
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20—something President Donald Trump and his most loyal allies couldn't stop, especially after pro-Trump protestors mobbed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers worked to certify the election results Wednesday.
"They were masquerading as Trump supporters and in fact were members of the violent terrorist group Antifa," Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said after supporters of President Donald Trump rioted and breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee announced four deaths related to Wednesday's riot at the Capitol, including one officer-involved shooting.
"93-6 in the Senate to ratify the illegal certification in Arizona," Ellis wrote. "The Republican Party is officially over today."
Multiple White House officials resigned after supporters of President Donald Trump violently rioted and breached the Capitol building in a failed attempt to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
"I prayed Joe Biden would lose," Graham said. "He won. He's the legitimate president of the United States."
"Mr. Trump is a menace," the editorial board of The Washington Post said Wednesday, "and as long as he remains in the White House, the country will be in danger."
Hawley condemned the violence that occurred but said Congress needed to address concerns Americans had nationwide about the validity of the election.
The law enforcement and security people responsible for maintaining order in D.C. weren't ready, weren't properly organized and weren't impartial.
Several Republicans said they would no longer reject the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden's win, an effort that was politically motivated by baseless accusations by President Trump and his allies of voter fraud.
"We'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," former President Barack Obama said Wednesday while condemning violence at the U.S. Capitol that he says President Donald Trump "incited" due to continuing to falsely claim he won the election instead of President-elect Joe Biden.
The organization issued a statement after pro-Trump protesters descended on the U.S. Capitol during a violent uprising that lasted several hours.
Grisham served as a press secretary and communications director for President Trump before joining the first lady's staff.
"What's most concerning is the lack of preparation here," the DC National Guard member said. "I don't know who in the chain of command dropped the ball. There was no plan and we were not in position when we needed to be."
"Hawley's actions in the last week had such impact that he deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that's been shed," the editorial stated.
After the mayhem, Hawley denounced the protesters that he had raised his fist to just hours prior. "The violence must end," he said.
"I didn't steal it," rioter Richard "Bigo" Barnett said about the envelope he took from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. "I bled on it."
The president's account will remain locked for at least 12 hours, Twitter said.
"This is completely peaceful," Ali Alexander, national organizer of the pro-Trump group "Stop the Steal," said while pointing to the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. "This is we the people."
The fiery rebuke was meant to be a floor speech given as Congress congregated earlier in the day for a joint session to certify Biden's victory. However, a pro-Trump mob who took over the Capitol forced him to instead release a statement.
"Threats of and calls to violence are against the Twitter Rules, and we are enforcing our policies accordingly," the feed continued.
"Our country is more important than the politics of the moment," the former president said Wednesday.
The president's pre-recorded video addressing the violence in Washington was removed from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for "promoting violence."
Chen Weihua, EU Bureau Chief for China's state-run China Daily newspaper, compared supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday to a Hong Kong "mobs" protesting for democracy.
"The 25th Amendment allows for the removal of a President," tweeted Florida Democrat Representative Charlie Crist on Wednesday. "It's time to remove the President."
"Their actions are repugnant to democracy," the Republican senator said of the pro-Trump demonstrators.
"The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power," the U.K. prime minister said.
Omar's comments towards Trump come as the president's supporters continue to protest in Washington D.C. amid Congress certifying state's Electoral College Votes.
"All Americans should be outraged by this attack on our nation's Capitol," Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted. "This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy. I will not stand for this, and neither should any American."