Several U.S. media outlets reported that Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of the newly elected president Joe Biden!
This news will surely negatively affect already strained relations between the President and Pence, and cause even lauder criticism of Trump’s supporters.
Relations between Trump and Pence have been strained since Wednesday when Pence officially declared Biden’s victory at a joint session of both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Biden: Pence is welcome at my inauguration
The newly elected president said earlier in the week that Pence would be welcome at the official inauguration, which should be held on a reduced scale due to the coronavirus and security measures.
Joe Biden also said Pence’s arrival would help in the transition of power, in terms of reducing tensions and reconciling opposing sides.
On the other hand, Trump, in one of his last posts via Twitter, clearly responded to all those who wondered if he would attend the inauguration.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” stated President Trump.
Trump will become the fourth president in history not to appear at the inauguration of his successor.
Prior to him, only John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Johnson did not attend the inaugurations of their successors.
Pence hasn’t ruled out the 25th
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has more than enough support among Democrats in Congress to recall President Trump.
Although Pence has so far opposed to 25th, the latest information from sources close to the vice president says that Pence did not completely rule out the possibility of invocation.
The same sources claim that both Trump and Biden are angry and disappointed with each other and that there is a real possibility that Pence will decide to recall the president to please the Democrats, and avoid possible political and legal actions that some high-profiled Democrats announced.
In the next couple of days, we’ll find out if Democrats are strong enough to push Pence hard enough to crack under pressure, and forever turn his back on President Trump, but also a large number of Republican voters.