– US Vice President Mike Pence has issued a statement in reaction to the invasion of the US Capitol
– Pence condemned the violence that took place in the historic American building
– According to the vice president, violence never wins
The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on Thursday, January 7, strongly condemned the invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Pence along with US legislators were gathered inside the complex counting and certifying the Electoral College votes won by the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden before the session was disrupted.
In a series of tweets via his official Twitter account, Pence expressed gratitude to officers who stayed at their post noting that violence never wins.
The vice president’s statement is coming a few hours after pro-Trump supporters stormed the building to prevail on the lawmakers not to certify Biden’s victory
Legit.ng recalls that Pence before the invasion said he lacks the constitutional power to challenge the election results of some states.
Trump consequently warned him that it would be politically “damaging” not to block the certification.
The US president had earlier revealed his last hope of fulfilling his second term ambition even as he lost the popular and electoral college votes to Biden.
In a tweet he posted on Wednesday, January 6, President Trump said he will win the presidency if his deputy “comes through” for him.
He claimed that many states want to decertify the votes just as he said the vice president has the power to send the votes back to the states instead of certifying them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Trump called on Americans protesting in his support at the US Capitol Building to be peaceful.
The American leader in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, January 6, urged the people not to be violent.
Trump in reaction to protesters breaching the U.S. Capitol appealed to the people to respect the law and officers in blue uniforms.
In a related development, the United States (US) on Thursday, January 7, finally confirmed the Electoral College victory of President-elect Biden after several hours of debate halted by some pro-Trump supporters.
The protesters had rejected the outcome of the last presidential election and on Wednesday, January 6, made their presence felt around the area.
However, this did not work for both them and the Republican party as the eventual counting revealed that Biden and Kamala Harris have the 270-threshold required to clinch power.
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