Washington, United States:
Republican former US president George W. Bush will attend the inauguration of Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Washington on January 20, his chief of workers mentioned Tuesday.
“President and Mrs. Bush look forward to returning to the Capitol for the swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris,” Freddy Ford tweeted.
“Witnessing the peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy that never gets old,” he added, in a seeming jab at President Donald Trump who refuses to concede defeat and has not confirmed if he’ll attend Biden’s inauguration.
It would be the eighth swearing-in ceremony the Bushs have attended, Ford mentioned.
The assertion from Bush, the one dwelling former Republican president, got here throughout per week of excessive political tensions within the United States, with Trump desperately scheming to reverse his election loss.
On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence is to preside over a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Biden because the winner of the White House.
Trump is planning to handle a rally referred to as in protest on the certification, and he urged Pence to “reject fraudulently chosen electors” — a transfer the vice chairman has no authorized authority to make.
Bush referred to as Biden on November 8, the day after US media referred to as the election for the Democrat, to supply his “warm congratulations.”
At the time he mentioned Biden was “a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”
“The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear,” he added in a press release then.
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