Statehouses ramped up security in anticipation of planned protests across 50 states, though there were no reports of major clashes by nightfall.
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma shared a conversation with the vice president and quoted Pence as saying: "After all the things I’ve done for" Trump.
Chao called rioters' attack of the Capitol, which was encouraged by President Donald Trump, “traumatic and entirely avoidable.”
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday ... they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” the president-elect said.
Donald Trump's children tried to meet the moment on social media amid the Capitol siege.
Australia's national flag is hardly unique to patriotic appropriation, experts said.
Law enforcement said one woman was fatally shot and three others died in “medical emergencies.”
The conservative columnist controversially claimed "we really shouldn’t be surprised... after the way leftist violence was condoned most of last year".
The president's followers brought the US Capitol to chaos on Wednesday after his speech at the National Mall.