Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Supporters of President Trump have stormed the Capitol Building, following Mike Pence’s announcement he will betray him in favour of Joe Biden.
In a statement, Mike Pence said that he will not be standing by President Trump during the counting of the Electoral College votes in the Joint Session of Congress.
“After an election with significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the election,” wrote Pence.
However, despite his apparent “concerns,” he will not be using his constitutional authority to help reject Electors from states with serious electoral irregularities. “It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence continued.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
Following the announcement from Pence, thousands of supporters of President Trump have stormed the Capitol Building, breaking through multiple federal police lines. The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer described the scenes as “the craziest thing [he’s] ever seen” in his life, with the police being completely overrun.
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
Hundreds of Trump supporters have stormed the barricades at the back of the Capitol and are marching toward the building. pic.twitter.com/68nB7QyiP9
— Rebecca Tan (@rebtanhs) January 6, 2021
This is a breaking story, and may be updated if more information becomes available.