The US Congress officially validated on Thursday morning, Joe Biden's victory in the presidential elections and the outgoing president, Donald Trump , promised that there will be a “transition in order” on January 20, after his supporters sowed chaos for hours in the Capitol with some unprecedented images that shocked the country and provoked unanimous international condemnation.
Ater the objections of Republican officials were rejected, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the victory of the Democrat, with 306 compared to 232 for the outgoing president, before both houses, meeting in extraordinary session.
What should have been a mere formality turned into an "insurrection" on Wednesday that "verged on sedition," in Biden's words, when a crowd of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol, considered the temple of American democracy. They smashed windows and doors, vandalized congressional desks, and yelled "Trump won this election!" At the scene was the Confederate flag - "adopted by racist and violent groups," - and "Trump 2020" banners with caps carrying the Trump mantra Make America Great Again while responding to the pulse of a phrase that Trump used hours before: "I will never concede victory, we are going to stop this robbery” while inciting them to march on the Capitol.
And although calm returned after a few hours, these images will be forever associated with the end of Trump's mandate, which has not acknowledged his defeat for two months, an attitude that has caused part of his own party to abandon him at the end of his career. .
After the Congress vote, and after a disastrous day for his political future, Trump admitted that his term is ending and that on January 20 there will be a "transition in order."
"Although I totally disagree with the outcome of these elections and the facts support me, there will be a transition in order on January 20," he said in a statement.
"This represents the end of one of the best first presidential terms and it is only the beginning of our fight to return to the United States its greatness," he added, hinting that he could fight for a new term in 2024.
Trump, who has raised the specter of a plot and denounces fraud since his defeat, is pointed out as the main person responsible for this invasion of the Capitol and the chaos that reigned for hours, which caused a curfew to be decreed in Washington.
Police reported that a woman, a passionate Trump advocate, was shot by law enforcement and died on Capitol Hill, while three other people were also killed in the area in as yet unknown circumstances.
In a speech delivered amid the violence, Biden demanded that the outgoing president intervene immediately on national television to end the chaos and calm his supporters.
"Our democracy is under unprecedented attack," said the president-elect, in a serious and sad tone.
Soon after, Trump released a video in on Twitter which he asked his supporters to stand down, but in which he again brought up his idea that there was electoral fraud.
“I love you (...) I understand your pain (...) we had a choice that was stolen from us. But they have to go home now, ”he said.
In an unprecedented decision, there were social networks that removed the video of the president, considering that it could encourage violence. In addition, Twitter temporarily blocked the president's account from its platforms (like Facebook) and warned that he could permanently suspend his account if he does not respect the rules.
Internationally, the surprise, indignation, and condemnation were unanimous. Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom or France called for the acts that "trample on democracy" to cease and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the result of the elections must be "respected."
Trump's outright naysayers and enemies also reacted. Iranian President Hasan Rohani considered that what happened shows how "fragile and vulnerable" Western democracy is. The Venezuelan government estimated that the United States suffers from what it has generated in other countries with its aggressive policies.
Former President George W. Bush also did not shy away from criticizing his own Republican party. "This is how electoral results are disputed in a banana republic, not in our democratic republic," he said.
Former Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also deplored what happened, but were not surprised.
The unrest in Congress was "incited" by Trump, "who has continued to lie baselessly about the outcome of a legitimate election," Obama said.
Ajd....welcome to the club. hogan dismissed me as an inferior intellect not worthy of attention some time ago. he/she gets very upset when confronted with facts that don't support the "truth" he/she is espousing.
Mhogan...you are amusing. You took the words right out of my mouth....you truly are not worth my time or my words. I understand people like you very well. Entitled and possessing of a little perhaps above average knowledge. But you see, you are typically not curious enough and truth and facts will continue to evade your little mind. Yoi drank the koolaid and now are convinced of your invincibilty. But know that there is always more to learn, even from those who you quite naturally think your inferiors. No worries though. I have wasted enough time sharing facts with you. You will always be mhogan....small h!!
Adj, “ why does 60 to 70% of the population not have $400 set aside for an emergency? ”. — COVID, and government policies that destroyed businesses and jobs. You should have been able to figure that out for yourself. The rest of your diatribe is not even worth responding to so hereafter you aren’t worth my time or effort to respond.
Mhogan, I stand by my comments. My memory is as good as it has always been. So your feigned indignation does not find a home here. Trying to justify your support for the worst president in the history of the republic, is belittling. You mention the improved economics of minorities....something trumpers always point to. But then why does 60 to 70% of the population not have $400 set aside for an emergency? Why do they have to live paycheck to paycheck.....if they even have a paycheck? Why has the wealth disparity between the rich and the poor incressrs so drastically in the last 4 years? History shows that republican govts generate recessions and democratic govts fix them. Check the history the last 60-70 years. And trump was the absolute worst republican. So there is absolutely nothing you can say about his accomplishments that is truly worthy of praises and coupled with his absolute lack of any redeeming character, he and his rabid fans will be a dark and dirty stain in american history. You would do well to accept that.
One last thing for you, Ajd: please stop with fake reporting, quoting me as saying: “[Trump] the best president in the history of america.” Never said that, don’t think it. But, unlike you, I will give you the benefit of an explanation: recall a while back NRP had an issue with people posting under another person’s name; at the time I pointed out that it was happening to me also. That could be where you attribute the false comment as made by me. As to Trump, or any leader, they all have quirks that can offend but I tend not to judge by personality but by what they do. One complaint was his constant lies. Look, he’s a businessman and businessmen, like used car salesmen, are hustlers—and none more so when they come from NY. Have you ever told a whopper? I know I have and Biden has done more than his share (really: Nelson Mandela story, 18,000 clemencies under Obama/Biden, his curriculum vitae, plagiarism, knowing nothing about Hunter’s business, Corn Pop, silver star on a navy captain in Afghanistan, descendent of coal miners, on and on). The hypocrisy abounds Trump v Biden’s tales. Biden has been in politics 47 years—his accomplishments?? Trump has accomplished many good things during his short 4-year term (no wars started —nominated 4x for Nobel Peace Prize, so must be true—economy good, minorities gained as evidenced by his approval rating for minorities)but one should not be doing tit for tat but look at the big picture which, IMO, Trump did more good than bad, Biden did basically nada. Doesn’t make Trump the best nor the worst, just a man trying his best amongst a lot of opposition. What man among us can claim perfection—you guys, maybe? So chill out—think of the jar not by the ants but how each situation has to be questioned for its validity versus us “ants” to be manipulated by someone whose intentions are questionable. To casual, if you claim the police who killed Ashlie Babbitt was justified—police policy is you fire only if the assailant has a weapon and/or is a direct threat. Ashli had no weapon and no indication she intended to attack; therefore, he is on suspension pending investigation for excessive force. Two wrongs do not make a right. >>on more fake news that reported the police who died as a result of being hit in the head by a fire extinguisher by a protester, it cannot be backed up; it appears he suffered a stroke that caused his death, no assault. Spouting lies and jumping to conclusions seem to be your form of exercise. >>. Pity my “shaking the jar” analogy wasn’t received as a plea to not be so quick to engage in a “battle” (verbal or otherwise) but to look beyond at who is instigating the battle and for what reason. There are at least 10 instances of Democrats instigating violence on Trump and his supporters (the reference is online to research) but people want to blame Trump’s words at his voting integrity speech as a call for violence. I’ve listened many times out of curiosity and it was not obvious but I guess if you want to find a dragonfly in a meadow, you’ll certainly find one. Somehow CNN failed to report Trump’s last few words in his speech to Protesters : “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!”
One last thing for you mhogan. ......that insane conspiracy theory about leonardo satellites has been debunked atleast twice by very well placed sources. You need to stop listening to fooliani!! Come into the world of facts and truth. You might find it refreshing. Gotta be very tiring being so damn stupid!! Unbelievable!!!
For what it's worth, I don't believe you. I have read and responded to your posts for nigh on 7-8 years now and nowhere have you ever said you are not american. But no matter....you are a trump devotee and have sung his praises for the last 4 years. Let's see what song you sing when the storm he has created in the country turns into a raging hurricane. Apparently the radicalized right wing nutjobs have some serious plans afoot between now and Jan 20. The militias are armed and motivated, with trump's work having been done. Told the same lie for 4 years to weak and gullible "exceptional" americans and they believed it totally. Now the country will explode, while the cowardly orange dotard will cower in his florida bunker and, of course, take no responsibility. Mhogan...you once called him the best president in the history of america. What do you think about that now? What impact will america imploding have on the rest of the world?? you know....that thing you say you worry so much about!!
Idiots, I’ve posted it before but you have such short memories so I’ll repeat it: I’m not an American!! My only interest in what happens in the US is because it affects the rest of the world. I know you won’t understand this but I ask you to remember 2 words: Leonardo Satellites.
Oh good grief......Yep must be antifa and blm in white face disguised as trump supporters. Another stupid remark by an idiot. Oh yeah....and hired by George Soros. What a crock.
Mhogan..."who's shaking the jar?" The orange idiot has been doing that for 5 years. He played on the inherent insecurities and prejudices of all those exceptional americans who can only blame "others" for their own plight. I did not make this about race....it simply WAS about race. When BLM protesters were in the streets of Washington, the only violence was that perpetrated by trump's police. The militarized police were on full display. You only need to look at the video of wednesday's debacle to see that the extremist militias, proud bois and generally deranged trump supporters were "entitled" enough to feel no way about taking selfies of their invasion and posting online. They knew that they had trump's support and thought they were protected. Deranged zealots who, if they had managed to corral the senators and reps in the main room, would have taken hostages and perhaps even committed murder. There is a picture circulating of an invader who had several white plastic handcuffs on his belt buckle. So mhogan while you typically try to justify the crazy, just know that those of us who are sane know that you would probably have been right invthe middle of the throng if you hadn't chickened out and quit the country the day when you saw that your last real PRESIDENT no longer looked like you...January 20, 2008. I have said this several times before, specifically to you mhogan.....and you have never denied it. So for me, that tarnishes irreparably any comment or opinion you put forward. Sad maga!!
MHogan: if invaders broke your window and were climbing in, would you shoot or not? That's what I thought.
Trump leaves a stain on our constitutional republic that will take years to clean up. To have right-wing loonies like Hogan make Alex Jones/Qanon comments just adds insult to injury. Then a snake slithers in to offer excuses that they got from qanon or parler and try to blame an non-entity like antifa for the violence of extremist terrorists like Proud boys, Bugaloo bois, and assorted misfits and losers. Thankfully it appears the expat community is not taking the BS and condemns the fascist trump terrorists. And BTW, the USA cannot in good conscience send ´observers´ overseas to check on other countries´ exercise of the sacred act of voting. Trump has run America into 3rd World status that borders on failed state status..especially his bungled and incompetent handling of the Covid-45 pandemic!
Ajd, so now you want to make it a RACIST issue. So we argue not about the incident being right or wrong. In one single posting you want to make it about young v old, white v black; “orange dotard”/ Humpty” v Biden. I find it all so despicable on its face. (Btw: I never said peep about muslims; retrieve my comment or SFU.). I think everyone needs to turn down the rhetoric and think about this as a lesson: If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants, and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today. Liberal vs. Conservative. Black vs. White. Pro Mask vs. Anti Mask. The real question we need to be asking ourselves is who’s shaking the jar ... and why? >>Mreman, I didn’t understand your post but the Capital Building does not belong to the Senate or its members nor does it belong to the Congress or its members. Like the White House, it belongs to the People. Occupants therein are at the pleasure of the People, whose taxes pay their salaries and all to do with the Building. So, a person breaking is in fact, breaking into a house of his own, shared commonly with other citizens. >>Below is an actual recount of Ashli Babbitt shot by Capitol Police; after you read it, maybe you’ll have a new perspective, hopefully: “ A man in a widely circulated video of the shooting of U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol, 28-year-old Thomas Baranyi, gave a recount of what happened.>>” A reporter from CBS affiliate WKRG interviewed him after he stormed the Capitol with protestors and Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was shot and killed by police.>>” The reporter asked him how he got blood on his hand.>>”’ “We had stormed into the chambers inside and there was a young lady who rushed to the windows,” Baranyi answered. “A number of police and Secret Service were saying ‘get back, get down, get out of the way.’ She didn’t heed the call.”>>” He said that he tried to pull her back when she got fatally shot>>” “And as we kind of raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me and started to say she was fine. It’s cool. And then she started moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose,” Baranyi said.” >>>Isn’t it time for all of us to step back, stop using incendiary language — we’re just playing into the hands of the one(s) shaking the jar. i don’t know about you all, but I’ve learned a lesson from the “jar”.
Who said those mobsters that were stirring up trouble were Trump supporters? Could have been and probably was antifa or blm in disguise hired by george soros
I have very little sympathy for congressmen and senators...the vast majority of whom are entitled old white men and women. But mhogan you display your typical myopic life vision....offended that some of those "insurrectionists" on wednesday paid the ultimate price, comparing their treatment to that of the BLM protesters. You are truly blinded. If that was BLM breaking into and storming the capital, there would have been black, and some white, bodies lining the sidewalks and stacked up like cords of firewood. You know it too. Those people on wednesday were 99% white and were given a free run at the capital. America has always had a double justice system. So the fact that that woman died is sad. But she chose to partake in the invasion and paid the price. So your feigned indignation is vain and stupid and surely misplaced. Remember....this is america....the home of exceptionalism and wednesday's events demonstrated just how exceptionally easy it is to fool and delude a population that thrives on low information. Humpty told the lie of voter fraud for 4 years and as even you must know, you tell a lie often enough, someone will believe it.....especially people whose overly apparent ignorance has been glaringly on display the entire length of humpty's disastrous term.
If somebody broke into your house and you shot and killed him or her everybody that came into your house and even those who were a part of that but didn't come in can be charged with murder. That's exactly what should happen here. Charge everyone of those who took part and see how funny it is now.
Yes, it was horrible optics of people breaking through police lines and violating that Most Holy of Sanctuaries, the Senate Floor! The religion of America is politics and any violation of the sanctity of that Holy Body is to be condemned. >>I am not concerned about weirdos in buffalo horns occupying that sacred space reserved for Saint Mitch McConnell. When Congress has a public favorability rating of 18%, what makes them so special that a threat of confronting them for a recourse in an election steal that even one in five democrats believe happened. And where is the outrage that capital police fired and killed a protestor (she had no gun, no indication her hands broke the window but she was seen climbing through). She was a 4-term veteran, a good person caught up with her emotions and the crowd whose crime was not looting, not burning, not killing, not even threatening; she was merely trespassing but since the Holy Sanctuary of a bunch of useless politicians “owned” the “people’s” space and their space was violated that day, she deserved to be killed. Yet somehow, a bunch of purple-haired, unemployed and entitled mommy boys can riot, burn, loot, assault and/or kill (civilians and police), occupy public property, Why? because a police officer let a known drug addict with a criminal history, who was on Fentanyl at time of arrest die while following police policy at the time by placing a knee on the neck of said criminal. So, how does one say taking the life of a woman veteran trespassing on property owned by “The People” is deserved yet rioters for George Floyd and others get a full pass in their destruction. Having endured almost a full-year of really violent, riotous protests throughout Democrat-run cities almost viewed daily on tv and media with no repercussions from authority sets a “new normal”; so why not protestors demanding a fair election using similar (but nowhere near extreme) tactics? Good for one but not the other? And it’s not fair to paint everyone present at the protest—nearly 1 million of them— with the same brush, as some want to do. And there is evidence that Antifa was a violent and instigating force/presence posing as Trump supporters, yet that is being suppressed. January 6 was chaotic, but chaos is not a crime. It was also not an “insurrection”; that will probably come in time when the time is right and no one will see it coming. Politicians on both sides will have blood on their hands. I can just picture in my mind the house and senate members retreating to their safe space , all shaking with fear wearing gas masks. What a bunch of sissies; what about the rest of good Americans who live day on day without the security of a job, of protecting their family, of having food or paying rent because a bunch of entitled politicians put them in that position?
It would appear that while we will soon be rid of humpty, we will continue to be assaulted by the unmitigated right wing ignorance of mhogan and his likewise deluded followers of the orange dotard. The soon-to-be ex-president just cannot stop lying and grifting. Even in his last scripted video he lied as he told his lemmings that "their fight is just beginning"....all simply to keep taking their money from them. He knows that immediately after he becomes just mr. trump again, his life will be consumed by the multiple law suits coming his way. Not the least of which is the defamation suit brought by the woman who still has the dress with his semen on it. He will need all of the $200 million he has grifted to defend himself. You can bet that javanka won"t be giving him any money...they will have their own problems to deal with. Yet mhogan continues to sing praises of the absolute worst president in the history of the republic... and probably sends money too! I watched those sincerely deluded and radicalized fools who truly believe the election was stolen....ONLY because humpty has been saying it for more than 5 years, but that has NEVER made it true. 74 million people got sucked in by the lies!! But more people, the majority, 81 million, saw through it. If that minority does not wake up, then the america we knew is gone forever, despite the best efforts of Biden and his new govt. It is amazing how mhogan et al can look into the flames of a raging fire, destroying the country, and call it a warm and comforting fireplace. Delusional just like all the raging magas this past Wednesday in Washington. Delusional, deranged and radicalized....you know, like those evil muslims you used to rail against!! Reality is a bitch, ain't it!!
Bush is wrong...again. So called “Banana Republics” do a much better job of protecting central government infrastructure. Actually much of the U.S. has been at third world standards for a long time.
A question fir those who made predictions of a Trump victory.: What happened?
Defenders of the MAGA mob were not long ago denouncing football players who took a knee as unpatiotic and anti-American. Now these defenders justify a mob waving the Confederate flag invading and vandalizing the Capitol, killing one police officer. But the football players are SOBs who should be fired.
Read this....if you can. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/capitol-police-officer-shooting-ashli-babbitt-gop-congressman.
I guess your right-wing web sites aren't showing it.
You obviously haven't seen the video. You are the misinformed one spreading bullshit on a daily basis. She was shot climbing into the window that she just broke inside the capital building you idiot.
Casual, you are so misinformed and naive that it would take a Ron Paul K-12 Home Schooling Curriculum to bring you into reality. Frankly, you can neither afford it or qualify for it.
"That woman" was NOT acting in a peaceful way. Watch the video. She broke a window in the Capital building and was attempting to climb through it when she was shot. Peaceful way??? If you think protests in cities, no matter how violent, are the same as assaulting the Capital building, you are as loony as the twit in the White House.
Just “Peaceful Protests”; isn’t that what the biased media/left-wing politicians and groups called the looting, tearing down of statues, burning of churches, public institutions and businesses, destruction of private property, assaults and murder of those in the way of a “militant/progressive” agenda when it’s done by Antifa/BLM rioters? What “shocked the world” was the sheer number in the hundreds of thousands, perhaps more than a million who travelled across America to show their support for a fair election that undoubtedly cancelled their votes. And let’s not forget the bus loads of Antifa/BLM brought in to infiltrate and disrupt what could have been truly just a peaceful protest—a right not exclusive to the LEFT Socialists. Compare that with the measly showing of support in the Antifa/BLM riots or in the pre-election events held by Joe Biden. No comparison. And what of the innocent woman, committing no crime “other than acting in a peaceful way” who was killed by DC police? How many violent protestors were killed in the BLM/Antifa by police—few if any; the police just stood back and let the situation unfold — innocent people be damned.