Congress debates challenges to election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in ArizonaRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.42am GMT Now Conor Lamb, the moderate Democrat from Pennsylvania, is up. He supplies some basic information about election operations in Pennsylvania.I want to point out… that it was the Republican state legislature that passed a Republican bill that set up the system [used in the election] … and that the reason the president lost is that he was not as popular as other Republicans in the state. He got fewer votes than all of them …These objections don’t deserve an ounce of respect. A woman died out there tonight, and you’re making these objections … 6.41am GMT Representative Kat Cammack, a freshwoman Republican from Florida, thanks law enforcement for preserving order… and then objects to the Pennsylvania election result. She quotes from the constitution and reminds everyone that they have sworn an oath to defend it. “Our children our counting on us,” she says, to investigate election irregularities. That’s been done already, in dozens of state and local challenges and federal and state court cases across the country in the past two-plus months. You’re welcome children. Continue reading…
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