Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her colleagues about finishing the counting of the electoral college votes, in spite of the riots that took precedence over the day.
The Speaker of the House shared the letter this afternoon (via ABC News) as members of Congress went to a safe place as rioters took over the U.S. Capitol.
Nancy called the acts of the rioters “a shameful assault was made on our democracy”, and added that it wouldn’t stop them from fulfilling their duties as representatives of the nation.
“To that end, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use,” she wrote.
The letter continues, “We also knew that we would be a part of history in a positive way, today, despite ill-founded objections to the Electoral College vote. We now will be part of history, as such a shameful picture of our country was put out to the world, instigated at the highest level.”
“Members and staff should remain on the Capitol complex until they are notified by the United States Capitol Police. I look forward to seeing you later this evening, during this time of great sadness,” she concluded.
Nancy, Mike Pence, and more members of Congress were stopped in the middle of their count to ratify the election votes by the “Stop the Steal” riot, which was fueled by President Donald Trump.
After his video message to the rioters was taken down on social media, Trump also had his official Twitter account locked. Read more on the situation here…
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