The U.S. Congress reunited at 8:00 p.m. local time (2:00 a.m. Dutch time), hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

Congress wants to resume electoral counting for the presidential election.

Vice President Mike Pence opened the meeting in the Senate.

Pence disapproves of Wednesday's violence, saying the stormers have not won and that violence will never win.

He ends his speech with, "Let's get to work now."

This was followed by applause.

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell says the government will not let itself be intimidated.

"We will perform our duties under the constitution and for our nation. And we will do that tonight."

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader in the Senate, calls Wednesday night "a stain" in US history.

"One we will not soon forget."

According to him, the disturbances were caused by the president, who continuously tells his supporters conspiracy theories.

"This would never have happened without Trump."

Several politicians who planned to object to the election results have decided not to do so because of the disturbances.

Kelly Loeffler, among others, who lost her seat in Georgia earlier in the day, promises to certify the result.

After the debate on the objections, the counting of the electors can begin.

Then Biden is formally proclaimed the next president of the United States in Congress.


Riot police chase rioter from steps of Capitol

Capitol stormed hours after presidential election session

The United States Congress met at the Capitol on Wednesday to formally determine that Joe Biden is the winner of the presidential election.

About an hour after the session in the Capitol began, Trump supporters stormed the building.

The meeting was then halted and Congress was evicted.

The Trump supporters were removed from the building around 11:45 PM Dutch time.

Despite a curfew, many rioters are still present outside the Capitol.

A total of thirty people have been arrested for violating curfews.

Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with the assault.

The National Guard has been mobilized to assist the local police.

See also: How Trump supporters stormed the Capitol

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