The US Congress has certified Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
The certification came Thursday morning, after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Congress building in an attack that saw four people dead.
The lawmakers resumed the session after police managed to disperse the mob. With the certification, Biden is set to be sworn in on 20th January.
In response, Trump assured of an orderly transition of power.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless, there will be an orderly transition on January 20.”
Meanwhile, Washington DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser said one of the four dead – a woman – was part of a group that forced entry into the House room while it was still in session.
“They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and an officer pulled out a weapon and fired. The woman was taken to hospital and later proclaimed dead. She has not been officially named, but local media identified her as San Diego-area US Air Force veteran and Trump supporter, Ashli Babbit”, he stated.
One woman and two men died as a result of “medical emergencies”, officials said, without giving details. At least 14 members of the police were injured during the unrest.
The rampage came as two Democrats won Senate seats in elections in Georgia, which shifted the balance of Congress to their party’s effective political control.