But first a little poetry for those literary readers…….
Siss Boom Bah
Futah Racky Zacky
The Process Was Morbid
Certification given…..oath of office set……
Finally after months of silly Trump antics and the GOP congressional sycophants and the violence committed by Trump protesters because the unthinkable happen he lost….has been for naught.
The count is finally finished in the wee hours of Thursday morning….but not without antics….
A small group of House lawmakers came close to physically fighting early Thursday morning as the congressional count of electoral votes stretched into the wee hours and a Pennsylvania Democrat charged that Republicans had been telling “lies” about his state’s votes, the AP reports. Rep. Morgan Griffiths, R-Va., objected after Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., said a breach of the Capitol by an angry mob earlier in the day was “inspired by lies, the same lies you are hearing in this room tonight.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the objection, but a few minutes later Republicans and Democrats streamed to the middle aisle, with around a dozen lawmakers getting close to each other and arguing. But the group quickly broke up when Pelosi called for order on the floor.
Meanwhile, the Senate quickly killed Republican objections to Pennsylvania’s electoral vote for President-elect Joe Biden, and the House was preparing to vote at the time of this posting. The electoral vote count stood at 244 for Biden and 157 for Trump as of this posting. Pennsylvania would give Biden 20 more. CNN is posting live updates here.
It is now finally official!
It’s done: Congress certified Joe Biden’s presidential election in the wee hours of Thursday, after the electoral vote count was interrupted Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob that breached the Capitol building, CNN reports. More than half of the lawmakers who originally planned to challenge Biden’s electoral wins in certain states ultimately reversed course after the riot, the AP reports, and all the objections that were raised were voted down. The certification came 15 hours after the session began.
I have given my thoughts on what the Biden administration will look like with the people and the policies….some of the earlier posts on his posse are listed blow…..
It is a lot to take in but if you want to know what to expect from a new presidency then look no further.
What fresh Hell awaits this country for a Trump loss?
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
Update to previous post….the woman shot in the Capitol has been identified…..
The woman fatally shot as rioters stormed the Capitol Wednesday has been identified by relatives as Ashli Babbit, a 35-year-old San Diego resident. Her husband tells KUSI that Babbit was a four-term Air Force veteran and a “strong supporter of President Trump.” DC Police Chief Robert Contee says the woman was shot by a Capitol Police officer as rioters tried to break into the House chamber, WUSA-9 reports. “This is a tragic incident,” Contee says. “And I send my condolences to the victim’s family and friends.” Social media postings suggest Babbit supported the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Video of the shooting shows that the woman was shot after rioters smashed the glass at the top of barricaded doors to corridor leading to the House chamber, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. “We had stormed into the chambers inside. And there was a young lady who rushed through the windows,” a witness told WUSA-9. “A number of police and Secret Service were saying get back, get down, get out of the way. She didn’t heed the call and as we kind of raced of raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck.” She died after being hospitalized in critical condition. Contee says three other people died after suffering “medical emergencies” during the breach, the AP reports.
I have been waiting for those Trump supporters here on IST to come and condemn these actions from the protesters…..so far the sound of crickets…..