Report by Paula Antolini, January 7, 2021, 9:03AM EDT
Congress has affirmed Joe Biden’s victory as the next President of the United States.
– Confirmed votes for Biden passed the required 270-mark in the early hours of Thursday morning
– President Trump has said he disagrees with the result but has committed to an orderly transition on January 20.
– President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
View Biden acceptance speech Nov. 7th here:
President Donald Trump tweeted a since-removed recorded message on Wednesday:
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in the minute-long video. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it especially the other side.”“But you have to go home now,” the president said.
“We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time, there’s never been a time like this where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home, we love you, you’re very special. You’ve seen what happens, you’ve seen the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace.”
WATCH – President Trump’s message to protesters: Go home safe:
View video here: https://www.facebook.com/NBCMontana/videos/734170060558098