Morning Greatness: Congress Certifies Biden Victory After Protestors Storm Capitol

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.

Election news:
Biden’s Electoral College victory certified — hours after Capitol chaos
Trump pledges orderly transition after Congress affirms Biden’s win and Capitol riot
Some GOP senators reverse objections to Electoral College certification after protesters storm Capitol
Washington Republican reverses, says she won’t object to Electoral College vote
Graham: Trump and I have had a hell of a journey, but enough is enough
Kelly Loeffler reverses on objection to certification of electors
Sen. Josh Hawley objects to Biden’s victory in PA after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol
Of course. McConnell allies blame Trump for Georgia
House members Harris, Allred nearly come to blows during Pennsylvania certification debate: reports

Trump Riots:
DC police say 4 dead, 52 arrested after chaos at Capitol
Facebook and Twitter remove Trump video, citing risk of ‘violence’
Jimmy Carter calls Capitol violence ‘a national tragedy’
Former Defense Secretary Mattis says Trump ‘fomented’ the security breach at the US Capitol
GOP senator says Trump ‘bears responsibility’ for Capitol riot
Romney slams Trump as ‘selfish man,’ praises Republicans who dropped objections
Rep. Liz Cheney slams Trump for ‘intolerable’ conduct, says president ‘incited the mob’
Pence took lead as Trump initially resisted sending National Guard to Capitol
Trump supporters, other passengers in shouting bout on plane
American Airlines announces new measures after flight attendants forced to deal with ‘politically motivated aggression’ on DC flights
West Virginia legislator livestreams himself joining mob at Capitol: report
DC mayor extends emergency declaration until day after Biden’s inauguration
Capitol Police firings imminent after ‘attempted coup,’ top appropriator warns
Already broken. The day Trump broke the GOP
Man stabbed outside Trump Hotel in DC: reports
FBI seeking public’s help identifying DC rioters
Hollywood reacts to protesters storming US Capitol: ‘Sickened and saddened’
Trump Tower areas in NYC, Chicago see protesters, police clash: reports

Coronavirus update:
CDC has found more than 50 US cases of coronavirus variant first identified in UK
Third House lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 this week

Other morsels:
Rashida Tlaib’s New Office Neighbor to Fly Israeli Flag
China is thriving in the chaos of the US presidential transition
LAPD union rejects $10M plan to back 2022 candidates as ‘defund the police’ grips political hold
Biden pick for Dept. of Justice’s top civil rights post has called for partially defunding police
Pro-Trump demonstrators enter grounds of Washington governor’s mansion as protesters gather across the country
Trump told people he banned Pence’s chief of staff from the West Wing

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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