Stay tuned for more information.
Updated on January 7 at 9:23 a.m. MST:
Refresh the page to see new updates.
On Wednesday, January 6, thousands of people rallied in downtown Washington, D.C., as Congress paused the Electoral College debate.
Below are the latest developments:
- Voting resumed and it has been declared that President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed to have won the 2020 Presidential Election.
- President Donald Trump, through White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino's social media accounts, wrote a statement:
...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!”— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 7, 2021
- D.C. Mayor declares a public emergency for 15 days.
- Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has also issued a state of emergency.
- Woman shot in the Capitol has died, reports say. She has been identified as Ashli Babbit, a 14-year veteran.
- The U.S. Capitol building is now secure:
The Capitol building is now secure, U.S. officials say. Police are driving protesters away from the building, according to a @Reuters witness. More updates: https://t.co/FvAkaFl6X7 pic.twitter.com/on5meROakh— Reuters (@Reuters) January 6, 2021
- It's been reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants senators to return to the chambers tonight to finish counting votes.
- Video surfaces of those protesting disrupting media personnel
- In addition to D.C. National Guard, Virginia and Maryland state troopers and guardsmen will assist at the Capitol building.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deploys the Federal Protective Service and Secret Service to assist Capitol Police, said DHS spokesman Alexei Woltornist.
- President-elect Joe Biden holds news conference:
WATCH LIVE: President-elect Joe Biden holds a news conference in Delaware. https://t.co/Wrg0u2X8vo— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 6, 2021
- President Donald Trump sends out a series of tweets:
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
- Apparent gunshot victim is being rushed out of the building and to an ambulance. Warning: graphic footage:
- Reports indicate that 1,100 D.C. National guardsmen are to be activated.
- Recent reports indicate that tear gas had been deployed in the Senate chamber:
I am in the House Chambers. We have been instructed to lie down on the floor and put on our gas masks. Chamber security and Capitol Police have their guns drawn as protesters bang on the front door of the chamber.— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) January 6, 2021
This is not a protest. This is an attack on America.
- Congress has been evacuated from the chamber:
- A person was shot inside the U.S. Capitol building.
- D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has issued a citywide curfew from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday:
Today, I'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. pic.twitter.com/lp6Pt3DcYC— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 6, 2021
Incredible Getty photos from inside the Capitol pic.twitter.com/IN2rRcsOg5— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 6, 2021
- Bomb threats cause building evacuations:
Bomb threat causes 2 brief Capitol building evacuations as DC protests erupt during electoral counthttps://t.co/JLsDnRjIEu— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 6, 2021
View the live footage from WUSA 9, which is situated outside the Capitol Building: