VP Mike Pence skipping Trump send-off to Florida

VP Mike Pence skipping Trump send-off to Florida

Vice
President
Mike
Pence
is
not
expected
to
attend
Wednesday
morning’s
farewell
ceremony
for

President
Trump
at
Joint
Base
Andrews,
a
source
familiar
with
the
vice
president’s
schedule
confirms
to
Fox
News.

The
news
comes
as
the
vice
president
officially
announced
on
Tuesday
afternoon
that
he
and
outgoing
second
lady
Karen
Pence
will
attend
the

inauguration
of

President-elect
Joe
Biden
and

Vice
President-elect
Kamala
Harris,
which
is
scheduled
for
Noon
E.T.
on
Wednesday,
at
the
west
front
of
the
U.S.
Capitol.


PENCE
IS
FRONT
AND
CENTER
FOLLOWING
THE
CAPITOL
ATTACK

Pence
aides
tell
Fox
News
that
it
would
be
logistically
challenging
for
the
vice
president
to
show
up
at
both
the
presidential
inauguration
as
well
as
the
Trump
farewell
ceremony,
which
is
being
held
four
hours
earlier.

Taking
to
Twitter
on
Tuesday
afternoon

on
the
eve
of
his
final
hours
as
vice
president

Pence
wrote
“Thank
you
for
the
privilege
of
serving
as
your
Vice
President
these
past
four
years,
it
has
been
the
greatest
honor
of
my
life.
On
behalf
of
our
Wonderful
Second
Lady,
Karen
Pence,
and
our
entire
Family,
Thank
You
and
God
Bless
America.”

Trump
will
depart
Joint
Base
Andrews
at
around
8am
ET
Wednesday
for
his
home
in
Florida.
He
will
become
the
first
president
in
more
than
a
century
and
a
half
to
not
attend
his
successor’s
inauguration.


TRUMP
DEPARTS
WHITE
HOUSE
AMID
DROP
IN
POLL
RATINGS

Besides
Pence,
the
top
two
Republicans
in
Congress
will
also
not
be
attending
the
president’s
send-off.
Senate
GOP
leader
Mitch
McConnell
and
House
Republican
leader
Kevin
McCarthy
are
not
expected
to
attend,
as
they’ve
been
invited
to
join
Biden
for
a
pre-inauguration
church
service
in
the
nation’s
capital.

Trump’s
military
send-off
is
expected
to
attended
by
the
president’s
family,
close
aides
and
some
supporters.

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