Watch live: Congress reconvenes to certify Electoral College votes after Capitol riots

Shocking scenes of chaos in our nation’s capital, including an armed standoff on the House floor and protesters breaching the Senate floor.

Author: Laura Wainman
Published: 12:46 PM CST January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Trump addressed his supporters vowing “never to concede” the election in a speech on the Ellipse, large crowds of Trump supporters marched to the U.S. Capitol and breached police barricades, making their way into the building and inside Senate chambers.

DC Police confirmed that a woman shot inside the Capitol during the riots has died.

The Capitol was placed on lockdown, police ordered evacuations of several buildings, and the certification of Electoral College votes was delayed. Members of Congress were escorted out of the room.

Outside, the president’s supporters could be heard chanting “this is our house” as they continued to clash with police in riot gear. Video footage shows pepper spray being deployed in multiple instances.

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8:40 p.m.: CBS News is reporting discussions among cabinet members regarding potentially invoking the 25th Amendment, but says it has not been formally presented to Vice President Pence.

8:20 p.m.: Congress has reconvened following the riots to certify the Electoral College votes.

8:10 p.m.: Vice President Pence spoke on the floor of the Senate, urging Congress to get back to work, but saying "to the people who stormed this building, you did not win."

8:13 p.m.: Officers from around the region are patrolling around the Capitol.

7:45 p.m.: DC Police report three arrests made as of 6 p.m. for unlicensed gun possession and large capacity ammunition feeding devices. DC Fire & EMS are reporting eight transports to local hospitals.

6:45 p.m.: CBS reports the joint session of Congress to certify the electoral college will continue at 8 p.m.

6:30 p.m.: Police are pushing pro-Trump rioters off the Capitol grounds to the National Mall


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