Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Friday announced he is sponsoring a bill that would put a 10-year freeze on all immigration into the United States, arguing the pause is needed to help stem the current surge in illegal border crossings.
President Donald Trump early Jan. 7 promised there would be an orderly transition on Jan. 20, while vowing to continue to fight to better America.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted,” Trump said in a statement.
“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
Congress certified Joe Biden as president-elect around 3:45 a.m.
The joint session to count votes was interrupted by protesters who stormed the Capitol, leading to a long delay. A bolstered group of law enforcement officers, which included reinforcements from the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and other agencies, ejected protesters and allowed legislators to reconvene and count electoral votes.
Biden received 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.
Trump had called on Republicans to object to votes from swing states in which fraud was alleged or proven. Those included Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Objections require support from at least one senator and senators only supported objections to two states.
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