Donald 'has opened gates for violence and deaths' amid Capitol chaos

DONALD has opened the gates for violence and maybe even deaths, an expert told Express.co.uk as Washington descends into chaos.

PUBLISHED: 21:28, Wed, Jan 6, 2021 | UPDATED: 21:45, Wed, Jan 6, 2021

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Washington: Reporter on 'volatile' situation at Capitol Building

The US Capitol in Washington has descended into chaos after President Donald 's supporters stormed the building and clashed with police. Staff were ordered to shelter in offices and members of Congress were even instructed to don gas masks after tear gas was deployed by supporters. Outside the building, more protestors clashed with police and security. The violence comes after President has repeatedly made baseless claims that voter fraud cost him the election in November.

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Today, the Democrats also looked to have won both Georgia state runoffs – victories that will see the Democrats take control of the Senate, meaning Republicans may struggle to block key legislation.

Earlier this week, President was criticised for calling the Georgia Secretary of State asking him to "find more votes" to overturn his November defeat.

The shocking scenes in Washington resemble a stark warning made by Professor Stephen Burman, who told Express.co.uk last year that Mr 's conspiratorial claims could lead to violence or even deaths.

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The US Politics expert said in October: "Once you say the election is invalid, once you cast doubt, it opens the gates to serious conflict.

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"It won't only be in the courts, it will be in the streets. We have seen right-wing militias on the streets, Black Lives Matter protestors on the streets.

"You can imagine there would be violence, guns, even deaths."

President was left infuriated today after his Vice-President Mike Pence refused to block the formal confirmation of Mr Biden's election win.

In a tweet, the president wrote: "Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect

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