Florida Congressional leaders react to protest outside U.S. Capitol

Congress was forced to abruptly halt its session on counting Electoral College votes and certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory as supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the U.S. Capitol.

Trump’s effort to overturn the election results drew a massive crowd to the White House, and then Trump sent them to the Capitol.

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The House and Senate had convened for a joint session to confirm Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College victory but protests erupted outside the Capitol and government office buildings were being evacuated.

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The Florida Democratic Party also released a statement, which said:

"This is not patriotism, this is terrorism, and an attempted coup. Our thoughts are with the Congressional members and staff on Capitol Hill today. We stand with those who are working hard to protect our democracy. This must stop."

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