WASHINGTON: Republican former US president George W Bush will go to the inauguration of Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Washington on January 20, his chief of employees claimed Tuesday.
“President and Mrs. Bush appear ahead to returning to the Capitol for the swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris,” Freddy Ford tweeted.
“Witnessing the tranquil transfer of electrical power is a hallmark of our democracy that never receives old,” he added, in a seeming jab at President Donald Trump who refuses to concede defeat and has not verified if he will go to Biden’s inauguration.
It will be the eighth swearing-in ceremony the Bushs have attended, Ford reported.
The assertion from Bush, the only residing former Republican president, came throughout a 7 days of superior political tensions in the United States, with Trump desperately scheming to reverse his election loss.
On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence is to preside in excess of a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral Higher education vote that verified Biden as the winner of the White Home.
Trump is scheduling to handle a rally termed in protest at the certification, and he urged Pence to “reject fraudulently preferred electors” — a move the vice president has no authorized authority to make.
Bush termed Biden on November 8, the day right after US media referred to as the election for the Democrat, to give his “heat congratulations.”
At the time he claimed Biden was “a excellent man, who has gained his possibility to lead and unify our country.”
“The American men and women can have self confidence that this election was basically reasonable, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear,” he included in a assertion then.