Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration later this month after overseeing Wednesday’s chaotic certification of the president-elect’s Electoral College win.
Three sources close to Pence said he would likely make an appearance at the Jan. 20 event in a show of support for the peaceful transition of power. The decision to attend, they said, became easier after President Donald Trump publicly criticized Pence leading up to, and following, his refusal to stop the certification.
Trump, meanwhile, has declined to say whether he plans to attend his successor’s swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol but has told staff he doesn’t expect to be there, according to a former Trump aide who remains close to the White House.
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