After all, Tuesday’s runoff elections in Georgia, to determine the fate of Senate control for the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency, was supposed to be the big story. Congress certifying Biden’s Electoral College win was a pro-forma step — even with the objections, Biden’s certification was never in doubt.
Trump has now acknowledged a new administration will take over on January 20. He won’t attend Biden’s inauguration. He’s — as of Friday afternoon — planning to leave Washington on January 19.
Trump will enter his final full week as President facing a historic first: He could be the first President to be impeached twice. The House will introduce impeachment charges against Trump on Monday, with the process expected to be fast-tracked.
The Point: Wednesday’s mob attack on the US Capitol is the dangerous apex of the last four years. But with 12 days left in office for Trump, it’s not yet the end.