President Donald Trump Has Shocked Opponents Again With Latest Move. After the US congress ratified Joe Biden’s victory in the last election, some people had expected Trump to maintain his earlier stance he won the election.
The latest however is the man has pledged an orderly transfer of power to President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.
Agency reports say the latest followed a formal affirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Trump was quoted saying that the decision “represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history.
“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,” Trump said in a statement.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again,” Trump said while repeating false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol.
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US Congress has just affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump, CNN reports.
The counting of Vermont’s three electoral votes put Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the 270-threshold needed to win the presidency.
The Senate and House rejected objections to throw out Georgia and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden. Republicans also objected to Arizona, Nevada and Michigan’s electoral votes, but the motions failed before they reached debate.
“The announcement of the state of the vote by the President of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected President and Vice President of the United States, each for the term beginning on the 20th day of January 2021 and shall be entered together with the list of the votes on the jourknals of the Senate and the House of Representatives,” Pence said following the count of all of the state’s Electoral College votes.
The certification comes after pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol earlier Wednesday.
The joint session of Congress, which is normally a ceremonial step, was halted for several hours when rioters breached the Capitol.
Proceedings resumed at about 8 p.m. ET with Vice President Mike Pence, bringing the Senate session back into order.