Despite the extraordinary violence and chaos that struck the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers in both parties and both chambers said they expect Congress to continue the work of certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory later in the evening.
“I have faced violent hatred before,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in a tweet. “I was not deterred then, and I will not be deterred now. Tonight, Congress will continue the business of certifying the electoral college votes.”
“We’re going to finish tonight. Everyone is committed to staying whatever it takes to get our job done,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the GOP whip, delivered the same message, telling Fox News that the process “needs to” continue immediately.