While Congress was meeting to count Electoral College votes inside the Capitol, outside the building supporters of President Trump are chanting in protest.
“USA,USA” and “Fight for Trump” are among the chants being heard outside on the steps of the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.
President Donald Trump had addressed the crowd earlier in the day calling for Congress to pass election reforms, including ending unsolicited mail-in balloting and requiring voter ID, to reduce fraud in elections.
“We will not let them silence your voices,” Trump told the gathering.
President Trump has taken to social media to encourage the crowds to be peaceful in their protests.
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021