Aftermath Of U.S. Capitol Riot

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris certified by Congress hours after the siege at the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.

The morning after, things are calm, the rioters are gone, the National Guard and police surround the Capitol grounds, and the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has been certified.

President Trump issued a statement saying he disagrees with certification and but that there will be a peaceful transition.  But the questions remain of how a mob of Trump supporters was allowed to storm the Capitol, overrun police, break windows, and roam the halls and offices of the Capitol.  President Trump has been accused of inciting and encouraging the rioters. Mayor Bowser says the president must be held accountable.

President-elect Joe Biden called it an insurrection.   Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the actions of the insurgents disgraceful. Authorities found pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails on the Capitol grounds.   The Trump supporter shot and killed inside the Capitol building has been identified as Ashley Babbit of San Diego, California.  Three others died on the Capitol grounds from medical emergencies.

Mayor Bowser has issued a state of emergency for the District until January 21, the day after the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.