What a fitting end to the most convoluted and surprising campaign season we’ve seen for quite some time.
On Friday, a joint session of Congress met to certify the Electoral College result electing Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. However, Congressional Democrats still had a trick up their sleeves and when the state of Georgia announced their vote, Washington Democrat Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) rose to object.
“Mr. President, I object to the certificate from the state of Georgia on the grounds that the electoral vote…” Jayapal argued, before VP Biden brought down the gavel and said, “There is no debate.” Biden then explained that Jayapal could not object unless she had signatures from a member of the House and a member of the Senate. Jayapal tried to cajole Biden into hearing her out, but Biden again asked if she had the proper signatures. At this point, Jayapal said she did have a signature from the House, but not the Senate, which prompted Biden to say, “Well, it is over.”
Yes, yes it is. It is all OVER… and Donald Trump will be our next President. And Joe Biden is the man who crushed the last gasp of Democrat opposition. Like I said, it sure was a fitting way for it all to end.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 6, 2017