December 18th Foreign media said that several advisers of U.S. Vice President Pence revealed that Pence will visit overseas immediately after officially confirming Biden’s election on January 6 next year.
According to the report of Politico.com and the British newspaper The Independent on the 17th, three close aides of Pence said that Pence would leave the United States about a week after the official announcement of the election results in Congress, as if to avoid Republican censorship.
“I doubt that timing is no coincidence,” said one Pence’s ally.
According to the report, Pence’s move could avoid any censorship. Pence will announce the election results in the U.S. Congress, and visit Bahrain, Israel and Poland within a week between Biden’s inauguration on January 20, and may increase his stay in these countries, according to a U.S.
government document. According to the report, 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.
On December 14th local time, a total of 538 voters in the U.S. Electoral College voted for election according to the results of each state election, confirming that Democrat Biden won the U.S. election and become the next President of the United States.
McConnell, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, congratulated Biden on his election as the next U.S. President on December 15 local time, and warned Republicans at the Senate Republican Caucus meeting on the same day not to continue to attack the results of the Electoral College. Trump tweeted on the 16th that “people are angry” and shared an article claiming that McConnell is “not a patriot”.