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Pence Condemns Trump Supporters Who ‘Wreaked Havoc’ on Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence denounced President Donald Trump’s supporters who violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers reconvened to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

“We condemn the violence that took place here in the strongest possible terms,” Pence said as he presided over the Senate chamber as it reopened after the building was secure.

“To those who wreaked havoc in our capitol today, you did not win,” he added. “Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the people’s House.”

Can we end unemployment?

While 2021 will be a better year for Singapore’s economic growth than 2020, it’s not clear how much better it will be for jobs.

Experts say that the labour market decline is moderating, but there is still a decline.

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Schwarzman, a Major Trump Backer, Denounces Mob Raid of Capitol

Blackstone Group Inc.’s Stephen Schwarzman, one of Wall Street’s most prominent and enduring supporters of President Donald Trump, condemned mobs that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and called for an orderly transfer of power to Joe Biden.

“The insurrection that followed the president’s remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as Americans,” Schwarzman said in a statement. “I am shocked and horrified by this mob’s attempt to undermine our constitution. As I said in November, the outcome of the election is very clear and there must be a peaceful transition of power.”

The Blackstone chief executive officer threw more money into Trump’s re-election bid than anyone else in American finance, even as many other corporate chieftains pulled back. But Schwarzman acknowledged in November that Trump lost, offering to help the Biden administration. His statement Wednesday followed similar condemnations of the raid from other Wall Street leaders.

Trump had encouraged supporters to come to Washington to back his efforts to overturn the result of the election, addressing an audience in the morning. Hours after a crowd marched on the Capitol and stormed the building, he said he sympathized with them but told them “go home now.”

PHOTOS: Trump supporters rally outside Colorado Capitol

Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. More than 1,000 people gathered to contest the United States presidential election results as the process of formalizing President-elect Joe Biden and Vice- President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral victory had begun in Washington, D.C.

Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

Watch live: House reconvenes to debate challenges of Biden’s victory.

Shepard Smith Cuts Off Trump Address: ‘That Is Not True, And We Are Not Airing It’

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith asked producers to stop airing Donald Trump’s address to rioters on Wednesday when the president opened the message with a lie.

“I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us; it was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side,” Trump said in the video, which was released after his supporters violently stormed the Capitol during a joint congressional session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. 

“Stop! Stop the tape,” exclaimed Smith, who formerly worked at Fox News. “That is not true, and we are not airing it.”

Reminding viewers that Trump’s claims have been debunked by his “own hand-picked judges” and the Justice Department, Smith condemned Trump for bringing up that narrative amid the chaos.

“It’s the kind of rhetoric that has led us to this moment,” he said.

“We have to have peace, so go home,” Trump later told his supporters, who had destroyed property, invaded the offices of lawmakers and waved Confederate flags inside the U.S. Capitol. “We love you, you’re very special.”

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