A man in a suit and tie picks up pieces of trash from the floor of the rotunda.

Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., cleans up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday.

Credit: Andrew Harnik, AP

Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia and the nation’s capital saw a day of triumph and turmoil on Wednesday. Democrats celebrated the twin victories of Georgians Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who now give their party control of the U.S. Senate. Warnock will be the first Black man to represent Georgia in Congress while Ossoff will be Georgia's first Jewish senator.

Also, in the early hours of this morning, Congress officially affirmed the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

But these milestone events were overshadowed, at least for a time, by chaos incited by President Donald Trump. His supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol, forcing an evacuation.


Rene Alegria — President and CEO of Mundo Hispanico

Leo Smith — Political Strategy Consultant and CEO of Engaged Futures Group

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Sam Park — State Representative (D-Lawrenceville)