Mike Pence congratulates Kamala Harris
Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon to be successor Kamala Harris to congratulate her and offer his full co-operation.
No more details are immediately available about the call which was confirmed five days before the Harris and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in the office.
Friday’s call was the first time Pence, 61, and Harris, 56, had a one-to-one conversation since the vice-presidential debate in October last year. It was also the first direct contact between the two leaders since the November 3 presidential election.
In a rare departure from the tradition, Trump has announced that he will not be attending Biden’s inauguration on January 6. He was impeached on Wednesday for inciting the Capitol Hill riots that stemmed from his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Though Trump has still refused to actually concede his 2020 election loss to Biden, he promised that a”Peaceful transition” of power would take place.
Pence would be attending the inauguration, confirmed incoming White House press Secretary Jen Psaki.