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Scripps reporter Joe St. George talks Capitol vandalism aftermath

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 07, 2021

WASHINGTON (KTNV) — Scripps reporter Joe St. George spoke with the Good Morning Las Vegas team a day after vandalism and rioting occurred at the Capitol.

The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown on Wednesday after demonstrators got past law enforcement and breached the Capitol building during a joint session to confirm Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.

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Officials were able to secure the Capitol nearly four hours after pro-Trump rioters stormed the building and Congress reconvened.

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was confirmed early Thursday morning in the joint session of Congress, but not before a historic interruption by violent protesters that disrupted the counting of Electoral College votes for six hours.

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Several Nevada lawmakers reacted to the unrest seen in DC, including Rep. Steven Horsford calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.