As vice president, Pence has the awkward but unavoidable duty of presiding over the session of Congress that will formalize Biden’s Electoral College victory — a development that is likely to expose him and other Republicans to the wrath of GOP voters who believe Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen from him.
But Pence could dodge their ire by leaving Washington immediately for the Middle East and Europe. According to three U.S. officials familiar with the planning, the vice president is eyeing a foreign trip that would take him overseas for nearly a week, starting on Jan. 6.
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On Jan. 6, Pence will oversee final confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Then he’ll likely skip town.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 17, 2020