Vice President Mike Pence is planning to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20. Sources close to the vice president say that the decision to attend the ceremony was made easier after the events of the week, in which President Donald Trump demanded that Pence decline to certify the results of the Electoral College.
Trump Says He Will Not Attend the Event
This news comes as Trump tweeted on Friday that he will not attend the inauguration. There are new rumors that Trump may decide to travel to Scotland on January 19, preferring to be out of the country when his successor takes office. The decision by Trump to skip the event while Pence decides to attend further illustrates the growing rift between the two men.
Throughout the last four years, Pence had been regarded as one of the president’s most loyal allies.
Pence Not Happy With Trump
It is being reported that Pence is not happy with Trump as a result of the tumultuous events of the week on Capitol Hill. According to Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, the vice president is furious that the president tried to bully him into overturning the results of the Electoral College and for not accepting the fact that he lost to Biden.
Pence’s Final Decision
In the end, Pence decided to go against the wishes of the president and to apply the will of the voters and certify the election in Biden’s favor.
After the attack on the Capitol delayed the process, Congress certified the victory for Biden on early Thursday morning as Pence led the session.