Donald Trump has promised “an orderly transition” after Joe Biden’s election victory was confirmed when he came under control of his false claims of electoral fraud.
A senior adviser to Donald Trump issued a statement from the outgoing president saying he “disagreed” with the election result but vowed that there would be an orderly transition to Joe Biden’s administration.
Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, tweeted: “Even if I disagree with the election result and the facts confirm me, there will still be an orderly transition on January 20th.
“I’ve always said we would continue our fight to make sure that only legal votes are counted. While this marks the end of the greatest first term in the President’s history, it is just the beginning of our struggle to make America great again! “
The US Congress officially confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election on a day when a time-honored ceremony turned into a nightmare of unprecedented political terror.
The House and Senate confirmed the Democrat’s election victory early Thursday after a violent crowd of pro-Trump rioters ran through the Capitol for hours on Wednesday.
A woman was fatally shot, windows smashed and the mob forced shocked lawmakers and aides to flee the building, which is shielded by the Capitol’s police force.
Four people reportedly died.
The rampage began shortly after Donald Trump repeated his unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud against the thousands of protesters he invited to Washington. Many then stormed into the Capitol after being persuaded to go there when lawmakers were debating votes.
Members resumed the meeting more than six hours after the violence broke out.
Thirteen Republican senators and dozen of party representatives planned to force debates and votes in up to six states.
The attack on the Capitol left some Republicans squeamishly trying to undo Mr. Biden’s victory, and challenges were only posed against Arizona and Pennsylvania. Both efforts largely lost.
Mr Biden defeated Mr Trump by 306-232 votes and will be inaugurated on January 20.