U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks throughout a information convention on the James Brady Press Briefing Room on the White Home February 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, an individual acquainted advised NBC Information.
Pence’s choice to look at Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20. is one more public break with President Donald Trump since the riots that rocked Washington. On Friday, Trump mentioned he would skip Biden’s inauguration, a transfer that appeared to undercut the president’s message of nationwide “healing and reconciliation,” a day prior.
Biden, who spoke from Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, welcomed Trump’s decision, calling it “one of many few issues we’ve ever agreed on.”
On the suggestion of Pence’s potential attendance, Biden mentioned he’d be “honored to have him there and to maneuver ahead within the transition.”
“I believe it is vital that as a lot as we are able to persist with what have been the historic precedents and circumstances of how an administration adjustments,” Biden mentioned.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden attends a briefing to ship remarks on the U.S. response to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, December 29, 2020.
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Historically, the incoming and outgoing presidents trip from the White Home to the U.S. Capitol collectively for the inauguration ceremony.
Trump shouldn’t be the primary outgoing president to skip the inauguration of his successor. The others had been Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson, in line with the White Home Historic Affiliation. Like Trump, Johnson was additionally impeached.
Forward of the inauguration, which is in lower than two weeks, more than 6,200 National Guard personnel will deploy to the nation’s capital and stay within the area for at the least 30 days.
The mobilization ensures that the Nationwide Guard members will likely be available for Biden’s inauguration on the Capitol.