Today is the black day in US history: Mike Pence
Published: 12:18 PM, 7 January 2021
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
“Today is the black day in the US history,” said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence when the Session begins after the violence in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Earlier, a spokesman for the vice president said Pence had not left Capitol Hill even during the attack.
Pence, who presided over the Senate session, has always been in contact with the congressional leadership, the police, and the Department of Justice and Defense to bring the Capitol under control so that Congress can restart.
Later, Vice President Mike Pence said that those who caused the disaster in the Capitol today could see the victory.
According to BBC, Mike Pence says violence never wins. Independence is victorious and it is still the House of the People. “As we begin this chamber again, the world will see once again how strong the strength and power of our democracy is amidst unprecedented violence and vandalism,” he added.
The elected representatives of the United States have reunited.
Thousands of Trump supporters, including members of various extremist groups, gathered in Washington on Wednesday to oppose the congressional hearing. Speaking at the rally, Trump announced that he “would not accept defeat” in the November election. Shortly afterward, hundreds of Trump supporters broke through security barricades and clashed with police. At one stage, they broke through the police barricade and entered the Capitol building during the Congress session.