The Senate on Wednesday voted down Sen. Ted Cruz's first objection to Arizona in the Electoral College certification process.
Why it matters: More than a dozen senators said before Wednesday’s mob violence in the U.S. Capitol that they’d object, but only six ended up voting yea. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) joined Cruz in objecting.
The big picture: The House and Senate went into an extended recess on Wednesday after a "March for Trump" mob invaded the Capitol building, prompting mass evacuations of lawmakers, staff and members of the press.
- Both chambers have now reconvened and are continuing the certification process.
- States are certified in alphabetical order — with Arizona being the first battleground brought to the floor.