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Trump commits to 'orderly transition on January 20th' after Biden's win certified

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Posted at 4:06 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 04:06:08-05

(WXYZ) — President Donald Trump released a statement and said he would commit to an orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress certified Joe Biden's Electoral College victory around 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

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Trump released a statement shortly after the win was certified, but did not say whether or not he would attend Biden's inauguration in two weeks. The statement also contained falsities about him winning the election.

It came after a day of violent protests where demonstrators stormed the Capitol Building, evacuating members of Congress and damaging the building. Four people died and a curfew was enacted in Washington D.C.

Related: 4 people died as Trump supporters rushed US Capitol, FBI asks for public's assistance

Amid the chaos, the Senate and House both rejected objections to the count of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump rallied supporters before the joint session of Congress. His supporters then marched to the Capitol, and overwhelmed law enforcement, forcing members of Congress to flee House and Senate chambers.

Meanwhile, Trump condemned Vice President Mike Pence for not intervening in the count of the electors. Pence led the counts as president of the Senate.

When members returned, the tenor of many members of Congress changed, with a number of US Senators who were planning to object to the count from six battleground states, but dropped their objections following the violent protests.

One of those who dropped her objection was Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia. Loeffler was defeated on Tuesday in a runoff special election to Senator-elect Raphael Warnock.