"At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we've seen in modern times," Biden said, adding that what unfolded was, "an assault on the rule of law like few times we have ever seen it."
"I call on this mob to pull back and allow democracy to go forward," Biden said. "At their best the words of a president can inspire, at their worst they can incite."
On Wednesday, January 6, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a meeting of the Senate ratifying the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States, with 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 232. Until these elections, this meeting was a mere formality on the path between the November 3 vote and the inauguration on January 20.
Apparently, that may delay the official confirmation of the presidential election a bit, Deutsche Welle reports. The inauguration on January 20 is not in question.
On Wednesday, January 6, the American Congress should confirm the outcome of the presidential elections and the victory of Joseph Biden.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Jan. 2 said he will spearhead a drive by nearly a dozen Republican senators to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory when Electoral College results are tallied in Congress on Jan. 6 - a largely symbolic move that has virtually no chance of preventing Biden from taking office.
A representative-elect from Louisiana died of Covid-19 on Dec. 29, the first member of the U.S. Congress to succumb to the disease.
Republican Luke Letlow, 41, had been elected to Louisiana's 5th district and was due to be sworn in on Sunday.
Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards announced the news on Twitter with a "heavy heart."