Pence is welcome at my inauguration, Trump’s decision to shun occasion ‘a good thing’ — Biden
President-elect, Joe Biden has said he will not lose any sleep over President Trump’s declaration he won’t grace his inauguration on January 20.
Biden, who said Trump’s decision is a “good thing”, however, said he would feel ” honoured” to have Vice-President, Mike Pence at the occasion, adding that the number two citizen is highly “welcome”.
The Democrat challenger also refused to weigh in on moves to impeach Trump, saying the matter was up to Congress.
“What the Congress decides to do is for them to decide,” he told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, two days after Trump encouraged a mob of supporters to march on Congress.
“We’re going to do our job and Congress can decide how to proceed,” he said.
He said Trump’s conduct on Wednesday showed how “thoroughly unfit for office he is”, adding that some Republican lawmakers felt really ashamed of Trump’s conduct this week.
Trump’s supporters had invaded Capitol during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral victory of Biden.
The Capitol violence, hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump challenging his defeat, saw flag-waving backers break down barricades outside the Capitol and swarm inside, sending the legislative sessions into an emergency recess.
Four persons have been pronounced dead while scores were reportedly injured.
The momentary disruption, notwithstanding, congress leaders, however, reconvened after the riot and affirmed Biden’s Electoral College victory over Trump.
Political leaders across all continents have condemned Trump’s action, with many accusing him of dragging one of the world’s most respected and resilient democracies in the mud.