After Congress reconvened Wednesday evening following the violence, several Republican lawmakers called for ending the objections to the certification of the Electoral College vote. This is Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney.
Sen. Mitt Romney: “What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the president of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy.”
At 3:40 a.m. this morning, Congress formally declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the Electoral College. The declaration capped hours of debate that saw six Republican senators and 121 Republican congressmembers object to certified results in the swing states of Arizona and Pennsylvania. Moments after Biden’s win was made formal, the White House released a statement attributed to President Trump. It read in part, “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.”