[ “A few hours after the official announcement of Biden as the winner of the election on January 6, Pence will go overseas.” Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) reported on the 17th that on January 6, 2021, the U.S. Congress will hold a joint meeting to officially count the electoral votes. When Biden gets 270 votes, Vice President and Senate President Pence will officially announce the election results.
According to the latest news from CNBC, a few hours after announcing the results, Pence will start his last foreign visit as vice president.
According to the report, according to a government document obtained by NBC, Pence will leave the United States on January 6, 2021, including Bahrain, Israel and Poland. The visit will last until January 11.
The report mentioned that Pence is expected to use his last visit to vice president to “braggerate” about the government’s foreign policy achievements, including the normalization of Israel’s relations with some Gulf countries, including Bahrain. CNBC said that Pence was believed to have his own presidential ambition, which also prompted him to leave Washington after completing the “embarrassment job” of declaring himself and Trump’s loss to Biden and Harris.
Regarding this “embarrassing job”, the report said that on the same day Pence’s visit, the U.S. Congress will hold a joint meeting to formally count the electoral votes. Under federal law, Vice President and Senate President Pence is responsible for announcing the winner.
The report mentioned that given Trump breaking precedent and refusing to admit defeat, the job made Pence uncomfortable on a political level. According to previous reports, voters from all over the United States voted on December 14 to officially elect Democrat Joseph Biden as the next president of the United States. The final statistics show that Biden won 306 electoral votes and Trump won 232 votes.
According to CNBC, Pence has been in step with Trump in the four years of Trump’s administration. In the White House, Pence has always been a loyal ally. The vice president has largely stayed behind the scenes as Trump tries to reverse the 2020 election results. Still, Pence has supported the president’s unfounded allegations of election fraud, and at this point, Biden has not publicly acknowledged Biden’s victory or congratulated him.
Meanwhile, reports say other senior Republicans have begun slowly acknowledging the results of the election, including Senate Majority Leader McConnell.
According to the report, Pence’s office refused to respond to NBC’s request for comment.