• publish: 7 January 2021
  • time: 1:52 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 16528

Biden cleared by congress as next US president

Democrat Joe Biden has been cleared by Congress to be sworn in as the next US president on January 20.

Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence declared that Congress had confirmed the Electoral College tally of states’ results that showed Biden the winner of the November 3 contest against incumbent President Donald Trump.

Shortly after Pence’s declaration, Trump released a statement saying, “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.”

US lawmakers reconvened on Wednesday evening to certify the electoral college votes, after the session was interrupted earlier in the day by rioters who stormed the Capitol building.

Four were reported dead in the riots.

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