President Donald Trump has promised that January 20 transition of power to the president-elect Joe Biden will be orderly.
This comes after the US Congress officially affirmed Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College victory over President Trump.
Reacting to the certification, Trump who was suspended for hours from his Twitter account said the decision “represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history.”
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again,” Trump said while repeating false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol.
Recall that the certification process was disrupted by pro-Trump rioters (incited by the president himself during a rally strategically held in Washington) who stormed the U.S Capitol Hill building on Wednesday.
“The announcement of the state of the vote by the President of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected President and Vice President of the United States, each for the term beginning on the 20th day of January 2021 and shall be entered together with the list of the votes on the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives,” Vice President Mike Pence said following the count of all the Electoral College votes.
At least four people have been confirmed dead including the white female who was shot inside the Capitol and later lost her life in a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, with 13 days left to the reign of Trump, some lawmakers are deliberating on whether to invoke the 25th amendment which will see Trump evicted as president for being incapable of running the country.
Should this happen, the first in the country’s history, Vice President Mike Pence will take over the affairs of the country, which he has already technically begun after he called in the National Guard to contain the rioters at the Capitol.
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