We’ve now seen the end of the struggle to keep President-elect Donald Trump from attaining office, and it ended to the sound of laughter.
House Democrats Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) stood multiple times in an attempt to challenge the certification of the Electoral College vote, only to have Vice President Joe Biden put an end to it.
The moment will live in infamy however when Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) attempted to put forth debate about long lines outside voting locations in order to delegitimize 16 electoral college votes from Georgia.
“Mr. President, I object to the certificate from the state of Georgia on the ground that the electoral votes were not-” began Jayapal, who was suddenly cut short by Biden banging a gavel.
“No debate,” said Biden, who went on to explain that objections had to be signed by both a member of the House, and a senator.
Jayapal attempted to debate again, only to once again be stopped dead by Biden’s gavel. “There is no debate,” he said again. “If there’s not signed by a senator, then the objection cannot be entertained.” Only then did Jayapal admit that there was no senator’s signature on her objection.
“It is over,” said Biden.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, sitting just behind Biden erupted into laughter, followed by laughs and applause by the Republican side. With Biden’s gavel, and Ryan’s laugh, the government has officially acknowledged that Donald Trump will be President of the United States.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 6, 2017