Vice President Mike Pence could leave town after overseeing final confirmation of Biden’s 2020 victory to escape Trump’s return, GOP
Vice President Mike Pence is considering an overseas trip the same day he presides over the session of Congress to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, Politics reported.
Three U.S. officials told Politico that the vice president plans to take a trip that will take him abroad from Jan.6, and a government document has revealed that Bahrain, Israel and Poland may be among the vice’s destinations. -President during the trip.
The trip serves to strengthen the role of the Trump administration in improving international relations between Israel and some Arab countries, Politico reported.
It also gives Pence a reason to leave Washington and avoid any GOP backlash, according to Politico.
Vice President Mike Pence, who is responsible for overseeing Congressional confirmation of election results, is tentatively considering leaving the city after the congressional session, Politics reported Thursday.
As vice president, Pence will preside over Congressional vote to endorse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election – putting him in an awkward position as President Donald Trump continues to tout baseless allegations of voter fraud.
Three U.S. officials told Politico that the vice president plans to take a trip that will take him abroad from January 6 – the same day he oversees the 2020 election confirmation session. A government document obtained by POLITICO revealed that some destinations for the vice president include Bahrain, Israel and Poland, as well as other locations to be determined.
Not only does the trip serve to strengthen the role of the Trump administration in improving international relations between Israel and some Arab countries, but the visits could also “strengthen the already strong references with the Christian right, which strongly supports Israel.” Politico reported.
It also serves the dual purpose of giving the vice president an excuse to leave Washington in order to escape any backlash from the president or other Republicans if Congress confirms Biden as president-elect, according to the Politico report.
Representatives from the White House and the Vice President’s office did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
A number of prominent Republican politicians began to recognize Biden as president-elect after the Electoral College confirmed his victory, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky senator has become the most prominent Republican to accept the 2020 election results.
“The Electoral College has spoken,” McConnell said Wednesday. “So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden. “
Biden later confirmed that he had a “good conversation” with McConnell after calling him to “thank him for the congratulations.”
Although some GOP members come to terms with a new Biden administration, Trump still has not conceded the election. The president told some assistants that he could refuse to leave the White House during Biden’s investiture, CNN reported.
“He’s having a fucking temper tantrum,” a source said. ” He will leave. He is unleashed.
Trump’s comments contradicted his previous remarks, saying he “certainly” leave the White House if the Electoral College elected Biden, which they did in a vote of 306-232.
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