As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, gestures toward a crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory Jan. 6, 2021. Some demonstrators later breached security and stormed the Capitol. (Francis Chung, E&E News and Politico via AP Images)
Josh Hawley is rebuked by the father of the modern Missouri Republican Party, but it is Danforth's party no more.
Trump issued on Twitter a restrained call for peace well after the melee was underway. Biden also called for an end to the violent protest.
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