Vice President Mike Pence will attend President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Jan. 20, an aide to the vice chairman mentioned on Saturday, a cut up with President Trump’s resolution not to go.
The adviser revealed the choice 4 days after Mr. Pence hunkered for canopy on the Capitol advanced as a mob of Trump supporters who had attended a rally with the president overtook the constructing throughout the certification of the Electoral College votes.
Mr. Trump confirmed on Friday that he wouldn’t be attending the inauguration.
Mr. Pence had at all times been likelier to attend the inauguration than Mr. Trump, who was an virtually sure to skip the ceremony. But after the occasions on the Capitol on Wednesday that left 5 folks lifeless, Mr. Pence’s resolution was anticipated.
Mr. Biden mentioned this week that he was completely happy not to have Mr. Trump there, however that Mr. Pence was “welcome” and that it will assist with the transition. Mr. Trump had pressured Mr. Pence publicly and privately to overturn the certifications and throw them again to the states in order that Mr. Trump may attempt to undo ends in states that Mr. Biden received.