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Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah acknowledged that Joe Biden is the president-elect.

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Farah, who spent three and a half years in the Trump administration before resigning in December, acknowledged the outcome of the presidential election on Wednesday, more than two months after Election Day, after thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building.

“Dear MAGA- I am one of you. Before I worked for [Trump], I worked for [chief of staff Mark Meadows] & [Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan] & the [Freedom Caucus]. I marched in the 2010 Tea Party rallies. I campaigned w/ Trump & voted for him. But I need you to hear me: the Election was NOT stolen. We lost,” she said.

“There were cases of fraud that should be investigated. But the legitimate margins of victory for Biden are far too wide to change the outcome. You need to know that. I’m proud of many policy accomplishments the Trump Admin had. But we must accept these results,” Farah continued. “It’s time to regroup, organize, & campaign for political leaders we believe in, and let our democracy work. It is NOT and NEVER will be a time for violence. If you believe in America first, you believe in our Constitution, the rule of law, & our first principles.”

Trump addressed a rally of thousands of supporters earlier in the day. In it, he Republican congressional leaders for not backing his efforts to subvert the Electoral College, which Congress was supposed to certify on Wednesday afternoon.

The president also urged his supporters to go to the Capitol so they can express their discontent about the election to members of Congress, and he even said he’d go with them, although he ended up going back to the White House. Thousands at the rally then traveled to the Capitol and stormed inside, and there were some physical altercations with law enforcement officers.

As the fighting continued, and at the urging of President-elect Joe Biden, Trump released a video telling his supporters to “go home.”

Police had to evacuate surrounding Capitol office buildings, including the Cannon and Madison office buildings, and the Library of Congress amid the threat. The Washington Examiner saw at least one Capitol intruder get arrested in the Capitol complex basement. One police officer had been pepper-sprayed in the face by protesters, he said.

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Original Author: Mike Brest

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