Electoral College

U.S. senators, including Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, plan to hold hearings on security failures at the U.S. capitol building.

U.S. Senators Blunt and Amy Klobuchar, leaders of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; and Gary Peters and Rob Portman, leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced plans in a statement Friday.  They also said they plan to conduct joint oversight of the security failures after a violent mob stormed the capitol Wednesday and interrupted the formal count of the Electoral College votes.

Updated at 9:18 p.m. ET

On the day electors around the country voted to reaffirm his victory, President-elect Joe Biden called for Americans to come together in unity and healing, vowing to help pull the nation through the coronavirus pandemic and criticizing the dangerous and false rhetoric of election malfeasance that some Republicans have promoted.

He delivered a clear rebuke to President Trump, who continues to challenge the results unsuccessfully. "In America, politicians don't take power — people grant power to them," Biden said.