Pence will attend inauguration after Biden says VP is 'welcome to come'

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Vice president Mike Pence will attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, a senior administration official told Reuters Saturday.

Biden on Friday said Pence "is welcome to come. We'd be honored to have him there."

Pence's decision to attend was made "less difficult" after Trump publicly criticized him for refusing to stop the certification of Biden's presidential election win, according to Politico.

President Trump, however, on Friday said he will not attend Biden’s inauguration -- and the president-elect said he was fine with that.

"It's one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on," Biden said. "It’s a good thing, him not showing up."

Trump tweeted Friday, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."

Trump's break with tradition came hours after he posted a video to Twitter on Thursday in which he admitted his presidency would end this month.

“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

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