As of yesterday, there is no reasonable doubt about Joe Biden becoming the next president of the United States.
One day after Trump loyalists stormed Capitol Hill, forced their way inside the building, and landed into physical altercations with police officers, the president conceded the 2020 race to Biden. Trump stated that Biden’s administration would be sworn in on January 20; he also confirmed that his White House is now working to ensure a peaceful transition of power.
The confirmation that the 2020 presidential election is undeniably and indisputably over is being received differently by various Americans. However, Breitbart News reports indicate that Vice President Mike Pence would attend Biden’s inauguration if invited to do so.
The Possibility of Pence Attending the Inauguration
Persons with close access to the current vice president indicated that Pence is not unwilling to attend Biden’s inauguration.
However, such attendance would require an invitation from the Inaugural Committee or Biden himself; Devin O’Malley, Pence’s press secretary, stated that Pence has yet to receive such an invitation. Only time will tell whether or not this changes.
We condemn the violence that took place here in the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life in these hallowed halls, as well as the injuries suffered by those who defended our Capitol today.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 7, 2021
As of late, Pence is under a microscope. Prior to congressional proceedings on January 6, President Trump urged his right-hand man to not go through with the certification of Biden’s votes from the Electoral College. Pence, however, stated that he does not have the legal or constitutional ability to subvert the confirmation process.
This led to Trump publicly criticizing Pence on Twitter. The vice president reportedly responded to Trump’s rebukes in private and with anger, noting all that he’s “done” for the 45th president.
Will Trump Attend the Inauguration?
Less than 24 hours ago, the 45th president conceded the 2020 election to Biden; although, Trump did not state whether or not he’d attend Biden’s inauguration.
There have been rumors that Trump is reportedly looking to seek a second White House term during the 2024 presidential race. Additional reports alleged that should Trump decide to run again, he’d make the announcement either before or during Biden’s inauguration into the presidency.
We are confident in our security partners and @JCCIC, who have spent months planning for this historic event, and are working with them to ensure the utmost safety and security.
We look forward to January 20 when our country and the world witness a peaceful transition of power.
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 7, 2021
Thus far, there’s no news about whether or not Trump’s plans to run for office have changed, due to Wednesday’s events. In the 45th president’s latest address to the country, he confirmed that an orderly power transition is his ultimate priority for the next 12 days.
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