Assault on the US Capitol in Washington, last minute live
16:00 López Obrador remains on the sidelines: “Mexico will not intervene in the internal affairs of the US”
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has remained on the sidelines this Thursday in relation to the assault on the US Capitol by followers of the outgoing president, Donald Trump, and has assured that Mexico “will not intervene” in what he considers as “ internal affairs »of the United States.
15:00 The Twenty-Fifth Amendment slips back into the political debate
The Constitution of the United States includes within its framework mechanisms to remove the president. Less than two weeks before the current president, Donald Trump, must hand over the witness to Joe Biden, voices are again appearing calling for the application of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which would mean a rebellion within the US government itself.
14:00 The FBI asks for citizen collaboration to identify the organizers
The FBI has asked citizens to contact the authorities if they have information to help identify people who have “actively instigated violence in Washington,” the scene of an assault on the United States Capitol. The security agency hopes to receive information, as well as photos and videos, to advance the investigations of the assault.
13:30 Russia criticizes that the US electoral system “does not meet democratic standards”
The Government of Russia has affirmed this Thursday that the electoral system of the United States is “archaic” and that “it does not fulfill the democratic standards”, before describing the last events in the North American Capitol as “a dramatic moment”.
13:15 Nearly half of Republican voters back the assault on the Capitol
According to a poll by the YouGov firm, two out of three Republican voters do not consider the assault on Congress by supporters of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, “a threat to democracy”, to the point that almost half openly support this unprecedented action in recent American history.
12:45 Biden proposes as attorney general a judge vetoed by the Republicans for the Supreme Court
Joe Biden hit Donald Trump. The president-elect of the United States has proposed as attorney general Judge Merrick Garland, who has already been nominated as a Supreme Court justice by former president Barack Obama and vetoed by the Republicans in the Senate. A proposal that comes after the escalation of tension in the Capitol.
12:30 Gonzalez Laya blames Donald Trump for the events in the Capitol
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, has admitted that the “most worrying thing” is that the protests and the subsequent assault on the Capitol were encouraged by Donald Trump himself. In addition, he pointed out that what happened this morning in Washington “is difficult to compare and difficult to transfer to situations in which there may have been political polarization in other countries in the world.”
12:00 The leaders of the European Union condemn en bloc the assault on the United States Capitol
Merkel has not been the only one who has condemned the assault on the Capitol. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has described as “shameful scenes” those that could be seen during the assault on the Capitol at dawn this past Wednesday, while the French President, Emmanuel Macron, has shown his total “confidence in the strength of American democracy “and has expressed solidarity with the” common struggle for our democracies to emerge stronger from the moment we all live now. “
11:45 AM Merkel laments Trump’s role and accuses him of encouraging protesters
The Chancellor of Germany has “regretted” that the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, did not recognize his defeat in the presidential elections last November. “The United States will open a new chapter in its democracy in less than two weeks, and that is how it should be,” added Merkel.
11:30 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook temporarily suspend Trump accounts
Twitter temporarily blocked the personal account of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, – his main means of communication – on Thursday after the publication of a video in which he asked his followers to return home, but insisted that the presidential elections were fraudulent. An action that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have supported.
11:00 Sánchez assures that he will work with Biden for “the triumph of democracy over extremism”
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has indicated in his official Twitter account that he will work with the next president of the United States, Joe Biden, for “the triumph of democracy over extremisms” after the United States Congress has ratified the Democrat’s victory after the assault on the Capitol.
10:45 The chaplain of the Senate has given a sermon in which he has condemned the “desecration” of the Capitol
Barry Black, chaplain of the United States Senate, has given a sermon in which he has condemned the “desecration” of the Capitol and reminded Congressmen of the importance of his words and actions. “We regret the desecration of the United States Capitol building, the shedding of innocent blood, the loss of life and the swamp of dysfunction that threatens our democracy,” he said.
10:15 Trump commits to an “orderly transition” but reiterates his “total disagreement” with the election results
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has committed to an “orderly transition”, after Congress has ratified the victory of Democrat Joe Biden after a session marked by the assault by followers of the president on the Capitol.
9:45 The United States Congress ratifies Biden’s victory after the assault on the Capitol
The United States Congress has finally certified the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections, after this constitutional process was interrupted on Wednesday by an unprecedented assault on the Capitol starring supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, in which they have died four people and more than 14 injured.
9:30 The NBA charges against Trump and criticizes the assault on the Capitol
The NBA has condemned the assault on the Capitol. The first to show his disagreement with the riots was the coach of the Philadelphia Sixers, Doc Rivers, who has denounced the unbridled crowd and warned that “democracy will prevail.”
9:00 Resign the chief of staff of Melania Trump and three other members of the Trump Administration
According to CNN sources, Stephanie Grisham, the chief of staff of the first lady of the United States, as well as three other members of the cabinet of the president, Donald Trump, have resigned after the escalation of tension in the Capitol in full certification of the election results.
8:30 am Capitol police say there are no “external security threats”
The United States Capitol Police has assured in the early hours of this Thursday that there are no “external security threats” in the facilities, hours after the assault carried out by supporters of the president, Donald Trump.
8:00 At least 52 arrested and 14 injured
The balance of the riots is completed, along with the four fatalities, with fifty detainees and at least 14 injured. Among the fatalities is a woman who has died after being shot by the security forces inside the legislative headquarters.
7:50 The police count four dead in the riots
The Washington Police Chief has reported three new fatalities in the riots, in addition to the woman who was shot yesterday afternoon during the assault on the Capitol. The causes of the three new deaths are not known.
7:40 Also rejected the objection to the Pennsylvania votes
The Republican proposal to override Pennsylvania votes put forward by Trump supporters has also been rejected by a large majority. The path for Biden to be appointed the next US president is thus practically clear.
7:35 Congress also rejects the Republican proposal to nullify Arizona’s electoral votes
The Congress of the United States has rejected this Wednesday by an overwhelming majority a Republican proposal to annul the results of the presidential past in the state of Arizona, in which the president-elect, Joe Biden, prevailed by a narrow margin of just 10,400 votes.
7:30 Pence resumes Senate session after assault on Capitol
The session in the Senate has been resumed by the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, after it was suspended by the irruption of a mob of exalted supporters of the president, Donald Trump, in the Capitol, whose altercations have so far left a dead woman and 52 detainees.