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Vice President Mike Pence reopened the Senate condemning Wednesday's violent siege of Capitol Hill 'in the strongest possible terms' - but did not lay the blame on President Donald for inciting the MAGA mob.

'To those who wreaked havoc in our capitol today, you did not win,' Pence said. 'Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the people's house.'

The vice president, who is chairing the special Senate session, called it a 'dark day in the history of the United States Capitol.'

'But thanks to the swift efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police, federal, state and local law enforcement, the violence was quelled. The Capitol is secured and the people's work continues,' Pence said.

Vice President Mike Pence reopened the Senate condemning Wednesday's violent siege of Capitol Hill 'in the strongest possible terms' - but did not lay the blame on President Donald Trump for inciting the MAGA mob

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Vice President Mike Pence reopened the Senate condemning Wednesday's violent siege of Capitol Hill 'in the strongest possible terms' - but did not lay the blame on President Donald for inciting the MAGA mob

Pence's condemnation was followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Schumer - a New York Democrat - placing the blame squarely on Trump

Pence's condemnation was followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Schumer - a New York Democrat - placing the blame squarely on

McConnell, who earlier chastised members of his own party who planned to file objections to the Electoral College vote count, proclaimed, 'The United States Senate will not be intimidated.'

McConnell, who earlier chastised members of his own party who planned to file objections to the Electoral College vote count, proclaimed, 'The United States Senate will not be intimidated.'

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while Trump supporters gather in front of the Capitol on Wednesday

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters gather in front of the Capitol on Wednesday

Pence's condemnation was followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Schumer - a New York Democrat - placing the blame squarely on .

'Today's events would certainly not have happened without him,' Schumer said. 

McConnell, who earlier chastised members of his own party who planned to file objections to the Electoral College vote count, proclaimed, 'The United States Senate will not be intimidated.'

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'Will not be kept out of its chamber by thugs, mobs or threats. We will not bend for lawlessness or intimidation,' the Kentucky Republican said.

He said senators would discharge their Constitutional duty - to certify the results of the presidential race.

'And we're going to do it tonight,' McConnell said.

The Kentucky Republican proclaimed, 'Criminal behavior will never dominate the United States Congress.'

Schumer followed, admitting that he didn't quite have the words to describe what happened Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

'I have never lived through, or even imagined the experience like the one we have just witnessed in this Capitol,' he said. 'This temple to democracy was desecrated, its windows smashed, our offices vandalized.'

He spoke of the woman who was shot during the riots, who has since died of her injuries.

'We mourn her and feel for her friends and family,' Schumer said.

'This will be a stain on our country not so easily washed away,' he added.

And the soon-to-be majority leader, after Democrats were successful in both Georgia Senate run-off races, pointed a finger at , calling the day's events the 'final terrible indelible legacy of the 45th president of the United States.'

'Undoubtedly our worst,' Schumer argued.

'Today's events did not happen spontaneously, the president who promoted conspiracy theories, who motivated these thugs, a president who exhorted them to come to our United States capitol, egged them on, who hardly ever discourages violence. This president deals a great deal of the blame,' Schumer said.

He said that those responsible for overtaking the capitol could not be called 'protesters.'

'These were rioters and insurrectionist goons and thugs, domestic terrorists,' Schumer said. 'They do not represent America

Senate Majority Leader spoke immediately after Pence to declare that the chamber would not be intimidated by 'thugs.'

McConnell found himself denouncing 's bid to overturn the election for the second time in a day, after earlier delivering a strong speech blasting the effort by members of his own caucus seeking to throw out electors in states that went for Joe Biden.

Wednesday night, after supporters breached hallways that McConnell has walked for decades on 'unhinged' invaders – without mentioning that it was President who encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol.

Nevertheless, he eviscerated the backers who ran wild inside the chamber.

'The United States Senate will not be intimidated. We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs or threats. We will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation,' vowed McConnell.

'We are back at our post. We will discharge our duty under the Constitution and for our nation.

And we're going to do it tonight,' said McConnell.

A protester sits in the Senate Chamber. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump

A protester sits in the Senate Chamber. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC

Pro- protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC

The Kentucky Republican proclaimed, 'Criminal behavior will never dominate the United States Congress.' Schumer followed, admitting that he didn't quite have the words to describe what happened Wednesday on Capitol Hill

The Kentucky Republican proclaimed, 'Criminal behavior will never dominate the United States Congress.' Schumer followed, admitting that he didn't quite have the words to describe what happened Wednesday on Capitol Hill

His words were both strengthened and undercut by his close association with 's tenure: McConnell's wife Elaine Chao serves as 's Transportation secretary. McConnell spent weeks without denouncing 's unsubstantiated claims the election was rigged. And it was in partnership with that he achieved his life's goal of stacking the judiciary with conservative jurists.

He spoke with contempt towards the mob who invaded the Capitol, saying the country had 'faced down much greater threats than the unhinged crowd we saw today.'

'We've never been deterred before and we'll be not deterred today. They tried to disrupt our democracy. They failed,' he intoned.

He called it a 'failed insurrection' and said it 'only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our republic.'

'Now we're going to finish exactly what we started,' said McConnell. 'We'll complete the process in the right way: by the book.'

He said the Senate would follow its precedents and laws and Constitution 'to the letter.'

'And we will certify the winner of the 2020 presidential election,' he said forcefully. 'Criminal behavior will never dominate

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