Law enforcement instructed lawmakers to retrieve masks from under their seats amid the clashes.
As a top adviser to Trump's presidential campaign who later served as chief White House strategist, Bannon helped articulate the right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have helped define Trump's 3-1/2 years in office. Bannon left the White House in August 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday’s congressional tally of Electoral College votes, the last front in Trump’s futile attempts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
Trump says “the stakes in this election could not be higher” as he warns a boisterous crowd of several thousand supporters about Democrats winning control of the Senate. The crowd shouted back, “Fight for Trump.”
The both parties came together as Republican senators joining Democrats to make its final passage in the upper chamber appear nearly certain. The action soon stalled out as opponents tried to slow the rush to approve one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities.