Congress confirms Biden win; Trump concedes defeat after ruckus at US Capitol

Congress confirms Biden win; Trump concedes defeat after ruckus at US Capitol


S Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 victory over outgoing President Donald Trump after the US Capitol ruckus by Trump's supporters. The siege left 4 dead and the violent attack was condemned by several leaders. Hours after the mob attack, Trump conceded defeat and agreed to an "orderly transition". However, Trump hinted at staying in politics and may run the 2024 presidential elections.

Earlier Trump made several claims of false electoral count after the results that were announced in November. "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!" 

After Trump's speech at a rally, his supporters breached the US Capitol and the Congress lawmakers who were busy in the electoral count, had to evacuate the place. After six hours, they resumed the count and certified Biden's win. The mob vandalized Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and it took about four hours to control the situation. Biden called the attack an "insurrection" and said, "Our democracy's under unprecedented assault." He demanded Trump to tell the violators to step down. Afterwards Trump released a video asking the rioters to leave and said, "We have to have peace. So go home. We love you- you're very special."

Social media companies Twitter, Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump's account for few hours and warned him of permanent ban if the tweets and posts are not deleted.