Last Update 13:30
Sunday, 01 August 2021

Pelosi says Biden win certification to resume 'tonight' once Capitol secure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will resume counting electoral votes Wednesday once the US Capitol is given an all clear, after the certification process was halted when Trump supporters stormed the building

AFP , Thursday 7 Jan 2021
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi REUTERS
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi REUTERS
Share/Bookmark
Share/Bookmark

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will resume counting electoral votes Wednesday once the US Capitol is given an all clear, after the certification process was halted when Donald Trump supporters stormed the building.

"We have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use," Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues, after reports that the building was secured by police and demonstrators were removed.

The senior lawmaker blasted the storming of the Capitol as a "shameful assault" on American democracy that was "anointed at the highest level of government, but said "it cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden."

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.