– The formal swearing-in of Joe Biden as the next US president has been slated for January 20
– Prominent American personalities billed to attend includes Mike Pence, the United States vice president
– This was revealed by two people who are familiar with Biden plans
A report by Bloomberg indicates that US Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Two people familiar with Pence’s plans confirmed that the outgoing VP would attend the January 20 inauguration unlike the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Legit.ng recalls that Trump on Friday, January 8, said he would not attend the inauguration of his successor after announcing that he would allow a smooth and orderly transition into the new presidency.
This development is coming after Trump’s plan to steal the United States of America presidential election met a dead end.
Pence defied the American leader’s call to overturn the poll saying he lacks the constitutional power to challenge the election results of some states.
Trump consequently warned him that it would be politically “damaging” not to block the certification.
The vice president along with US legislators were gathered inside the US Capitol counting and certifying the electoral college votes won by the candidate of the Democratic Party before the session was disrupted by supporters of Trump.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President-elect Biden lambasted Trump over his recent attitude.
Biden who said Trump’s decision to skip his inauguration is “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on” called him an embarrassment.
However, Biden said he is glad Pence will attend his inauguration.
In a related development, President Trump has for the first time acknowledged Biden as the winner of the US presidential election.
The US president in a speech on Friday, January 8, released via his Twitter handle, said now that congress has certified the election results, a new administration would be inaugurated on January 20.
The president also described the invasion of Capitol Hill by protesters as a heinous attack. He said those responsible for the violence will pay.
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