VP Mike Pence Congratulates Kamala Harris in Phone Call
Vice President and second lady invited Harris and her husband to their residence
Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated Kamala Harris on her and Joe Biden’s presidential election victory in a phone call, according to reports.
Pence's call to Harris was the “first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations," The Associated Press reported.
President Donald Trump has not yet contacted Biden.
A source familiar with the phone call said Pence offered assistance to the incoming vice president’s team.
The New York Times reported that the vice president and second lady Karen Pence might also invite Harris and incoming second gentleman Doug Emhoff to their residence before the inauguration, but plans have not been officially confirmed.
Pence officially oversaw the certification process, which confirmed the 2020 electoral college vote results last month.
“Look after your people, and we’re going to deliver to the American people a safe inauguration,” Pence told National Guard members at the Capitol.
“We’re going to swear in a new president, a new vice president, and we’re going to move our nation forward, okay?
"You’re going to make it possible."
"So, thank you all very much. God bless you.”
Neon Nettle reported last week; Pence will attend Joe Biden's inauguration.
The Vice President's decision was reportedly based on the back of Trump's demands that he overturn the Electoral College results.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to impeach Trump a second time unless his cabinet invokes the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also laid into Trump and “the people who follow him” amid the riots that overran the Capitol last week.
"But make no mistake, make no mistake, my friends, today’s event did not happen spontaneously."