After Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes, Vice President Mike Pence announced that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency. The final results are 306-232 for Biden. Earlier Wednesday, President Trump had encouraged his supporters to “walk over” to the U.S. Capitol as Congress counted the Electoral College votes. D.C. Metro police said one woman was shot and killed by police and three people died from medical emergencies. More than 52 people were arrested, with 47 of those arrested for curfew violations. Mr. Trump said that while he “totally disagrees with the outcome of the election.
Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and some of President Trump’s own Cabinet members, have been whispering about whether to move forward with formal proceedings to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office days before his term ends. There were a number of resignations among White House staff on Wednesday, including deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham. Several House Democrats called for President Donald Trump to be impeached after his supporters rioted and stormed the United States Capitol Building, saying that the president “incited violence.”