Trump Republicans take over Pennsylvania Statehouse and prevent swearing in of democratically elected officials. In a contentious, chaotic session, Republicans voted to remove Lt. Gov. John Fetterman as the Senate president and to replace him with the top Republican in the chamber. The lieutenant governor refused at first to leave the rostrum, and for several minutes both he and the Republican voted into his place tried to recognize motions from the floor. Eventually, Mr. Fetterman stepped away.
“I was escorted out,” Mr. Fetterman said in an interview minutes later. “This was a corruption of the fundamental democratic franchise in our state.”