Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification : The NPR Politics Podcast Supporters of President Trump laid siege to the US Capitol today, occupying the building as lawmakers there began the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Before the insurrection disrupted their work, more than fifty Republican lawmakers were also attempting to block the transition of power — by objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes. It is unclear if they will persist in those objections once Congress resumes its work later Wednesday.

This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

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Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

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Supporters of President Trump laid siege to the US Capitol today, occupying the building as lawmakers there began the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

Before the insurrection disrupted their work, more than fifty Republican lawmakers were also attempting to block the transition of power — by objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes. It is unclear if they will persist in those objections once Congress resumes its work later Wednesday.

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