Shots Reportedly Fired in US Capitol as Trump Urges Peace After Protesters Breach Building
A huge crowd had gathered outside the building as both chambers of Congress convened to count electoral votes. An early objection to Arizona's votes triggered a two-hour debate, which was going to be followed by a vote.
Over 100 GOP legislators planned to file objections to votes from at least six states, alleging irregularities and, in some cases, fraud.
Unless the objections are upheld-considered unlikely, in the face of united Democratic opposition, with some Republicans siding-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was expected to be certified the winner.
But the session, already expected to drag on until late Wednesday or even into Thursday, was derailed as protesters stormed the Capitol.