Biden: “It must end now”

(NBC News) President-elect Joe Biden called for an “immediate end” to the occupation of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday after hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building.

The breach forced members of Congress to pause their count of electoral college votes and evacuate.

The chaos came shortly after a group of Trump loyalists in Congress slowed the process by objecting to President-elect Biden’s win in a series of battleground states.

Those same Republicans are pushing baseless claims of election fraud, even after being soundly defeated in a series of recounts and lawsuits.

At least one person suffered a gun shot wound during the melee, and an improvised explosive device was found.

The National Guard was deployed to help Capitol Police, the FBI and other security forces to remove those who’d entered the building.

Hours afer the breach President Trump issued a video statement telling supporters to “go home,” while stating his “love” for the group and repeating his false claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

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