US Congress convenes at start of high-stakes political week

Washington (AFP) – The US Congress opened its new session at midday Sunday, kicking off an explosive week in Washington as Republican lawmakers vow to challenge Joe Biden’s election win, pro-Trump protesters gather and voters in Georgia decide who controls the Senate. The rebel push by a group of 12 senators loyal to President Donald Trump to block formal certification of Biden’s November victory is all but certain to fail, but has raised tensions on Capitol Hill as lawmakers returned to work.  Wednesday’s joint session — paired with a collection of rallies fueled by Trump’s refusal to accept…

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