Liberty Nation’s Scott D. Cosenza and Graham J. Noble are on the ground in D.C. and will be bringing you commentary, video, and interviews throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking back as we aim to bring you the very best in live coverage from the nation’s capital.
The crowds are gathering in Washington D.C. to support President Trump as the joint session of Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote. This “March to Save America” event is being touted as “the largest civil rights protest in American history.” Whether it is or not, remains to be seen.
Jan 6. (all times Eastern)
Midnight update: Reps stood up and objected to Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada, but the senators had withdrawn their signature, so no challenges were heard. New Mexico was on the list we thought would be challenged, but no one objected. And Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) just submitted written objection to PA electoral votes, so the Senate and House are breaking up to debate and vote.
10:19 p.m.: The Senate voted 93-6 to reject the objection to the 11 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden in Arizona.
8:58 p.m.: Vice President Mike Pence opened the session with the following remark: ‘To those who wreaked havoc in our capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the people’s house.”
Trump is banned from Facebook for 24 hours.
Joint Session of Congress meets again to resume Electoral College count.
Twitter blocked Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours and deleted his tweets. In one tweet, the president said, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!'” YouTube also deleted his video, in which, in part, he said:
“It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.'”
Congresswoman Cori Bush has called for the expulsion of certain Republicans from the House. She tweeted:
“I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences. They have broken their sacred Oath of Office. I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion.”
She attached the first page of her resolution. However, according to the image, she wrote it yesterday, before any of the protests began:
Twitter has imposed limits on President Trump’s call for protestors to go home:
President Trump asks protestors to go home.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered 12-hour curfew beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night. But reportedly news media are exempt from the curfew.
The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
Joe Biden speaking from Delaware:
BREAKING: President-elect Joe Biden: "I call on Pres. Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege."
— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2021
At least one protestor has been shot in the neck according to PBS.
The Pentagon has confirmed that the DC National Gaurd is approved to assist law enforcement. All 1,100 DC guardsmen will be assisting in the capital.
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
A number of protestors are in the Capitol chambers.
You can check out the coverage from the morning session right here on Liberty Nation.