US President Donald Trump has pledged to implement a peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden, despite not agreeing with the election results. Trump's statement was published by his social media communications assistant Daniel Scavino.
Trump promises to transfer power by January 20.
"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," Donald Trump said.
The US Congress at its meeting today officially confirmed the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections.
Prior to this, the Senate and House of Representatives rejected objections to the exclusion of the Georgia and Pennsylvania electoral votes for Biden. Republicans objected to voting in elections in the states of Arizona, Nevada, and Michigan, but failed before they even got to the debate.
The counting of votes began yesterday, January 6, but it was interrupted by Donald Trump's supporters. They broke into the building of the US Congress, where they staged a pogrom. The meeting of the Congress was adjourned.
Four people were killed in the riots. One of the victims is a San Diego woman, a veteran of the United States Air Force. After that, three more victims were found on the territory of the Capitol - a woman and two men. There were 52 arrests: 4 for carrying firearms without a license, 1 for carrying prohibited weapons, 47 for violating curfews and illegally entering the city.