WATCH LIVE: Congress returns after mob invaders interrupt Electoral College votes

Both the House and Senate have returned to the chambers after pro-Trump protesters today breached barriers around Congress, and police placed the Capitol Building on lockdown after demonstrators moved into the building.

EARLIER: Congress began to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday to count Electoral College presidential vote, affirming President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory over President DonaldTrump.

The count was halted when Republicans objected to the counting of Arizona’s electoral votes for Biden. Both houses adjourned to go into debate in their chambers. After that, protesters stormed the Capitol and disrupted the process for hours.

Watch below to view the live proceedings:

Some members of Republican members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, and Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, previously have said that they will object to electors in some states, supporting Trump’s effort to overturn the results.

Both of Ohio’s senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown, are expected to certify the results.

During the meeting, Congress will read the results out loud for the official count of each state’s electoral votes. If a member from the House of Representatives and the Senate signed a written objection for a state’s result, the session will be suspended with the House and Senate going into separate chambers to consider the objection for up to two hours and vote.

A majority vote in both the House and Senate is required to reject a state’s results.

Each objection must be handled separately, with the process repeating each time one is raised.

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