The attack on Congress by a pro-Trump mob has led to the death of a US Capitol police officer.
The police officer died after sustaining injuries from the scene. Top Democrats have called for the president to be removed for “inciting” the riot.
In reaction to the development, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi urged Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to the Constitution to declare the president unfit for office, BBC reports.
Pelosi also vowed to initiate the process to impeach the president.
Meanwhile, , Donald Trump who made a speech after the event, condemned the “heinous attack”.
There are reports that, Wednesday’s violence came hours after Mr Trump encouraged his supporters to fight against the election results as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November vote.
It has been confirmed by the police in US that Five people have died in relation to the riot, including Brian Sicknick, an officer at the US Capitol Police (USCP) who was “injured while physically engaging with protesters.”