Congress Defied Deadly Capitol Attack to Confirm Biden Inauguration

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WASHINGTON DC, Thursday, January 7, 2021 ~ After a pro-Trump insurrection was cleared from the US Capitol Wednesday, determined lawmakers resumed their interrupted session to affirm the Electoral College vote and President-Elect Biden’s win. 

As cleanup from the Trump-inspired onslaught commences, four are left dead, with many Republicans and Cabinet members now mulling a 25th Amendment removal of the President from power. 

WJR has been speaking today with Michigan lawmakers who were present at the Capitol on Wednesday.  Scroll down to hear their chilling recounts, their determination to complete their duties, and their thoughts on what all this means for our country moving forward.


January 7, 2021 ~ Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D11th District) gives WJR‘s Guy Gordon her reaction to Wednesday’s breach at the Capitol. She also tells us why she is calling for Vice President Mike Pence and members of the President‘s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 ~ Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks to Paul W. Smith about the violence in the Capitol and she says it was a tough day.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 ~ Congressman Tim Walberg, Republican talks to Paul W. Smith about the violent protests at the Capitol yesterday and he says it was a tough day but democracy prevailed.


January 7, 2021 ~ U.S. District Attorney Matthew Schneider talks with Guy Gordon about what charges and punishments might await those who breached the Capitol Wednesday.

January 7, 2021 ~ Mike Rogers, former Congressman and former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, gives Guy Gordon his reaction to the breach at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 ~ Melissa Burke, Washington Bureau Chief of The Detroit News, was in the House chambers when it was breached.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 ~ Paul Mitchell, former Congressman of Michigan’s 10th District, gives his thoughts on the attack at The Capitol yesterday. What is the protocol that’s taught to representatives and senators in case of a situation like yesterday’s?