The US Congress has resumed work, just hours after pro-Trump supporters violently intruded on Capitol Hill. After a break of several hours, Congress resumed the process of certifying the Democrat’s victory, rejecting, in the Senate and then in the House of Representatives, the objections of elected Republicans aimed at the results of the presidential election in the State of Arizona.
Violent clashes. Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters broke into the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6. Their goal was to force Congress to suspend certification of results giving Democrat Joe Biden victorious. Activists invaded the corridors and offices of the Capitol for several hours, before being evacuated by the police. The police used tear gas to disperse the rioters.
One person died. A woman shot and wounded during these violent clashes died. The southern California resident was named Ashli Babbitt and was a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, according to AFP.
The condemnation of the former presidents. George W. Bush, denounced scenes of chaos worthy of a “banana republic”. For Barack Obama, this violence is “a moment of dishonor and shame” for America.