Trump Says There Will Be an Orderly Transition to Biden Presidency

President Donald Trump said on Thursday there will be an orderly transition when Joe Biden takes office as president in less than two weeks, after Congress certified the Democrat’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, Reuters reports.

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter by White House spokesman Dan Scavino.

The Senate voted down a push by a group of Republicans to void the presidential election results from Arizona and Pennsylvania. But Vice President Mike Pence and Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls from President Trump to overturn election results.

Earlier, Trump had urged his rioting supporters to go home, while calling them “very special.” A woman who was shot during the unrest in the Capitol has died, D.C. police said.

Biden forcefully denounced the rioters, calling it an unprecedented assault on the nation’s democracy that “borders on sedition.”

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