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US Vice-President Mike Pence to attend president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, official says - ABC News

Outgoing US Vice-President Mike Pence will attend president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a senior administration official says.

Just yesterday, President Donald Trump revealed he would not attend the ceremony in Washington on January 20 local time.

He will be the first sitting president since Andrew Johnson in 1869, who was the first US president to be impeached by the House, to skip his successor's inauguration.

Mr Pence's decision comes after he was criticised by Mr Trump and his supporters for his role in counting the Electoral College votes in Congress and certifying Mr Biden's election win.

Democratic leaders have called on Mr Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Mr Trump from office after a violent mob of his supporters occupied the Capitol for several hours as Congressional members were tallying the votes.

Five people died during the riot, and a number of people have been charged.

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Joe Biden says it's a "good thing" Donald Trump won't attend his inauguration.

The 25th Amendment allows for a sitting President to be removed and for a Vice-President's installation in their place.

Meanwhile, Mr Biden said it was a "good thing" Mr Trump would not be attending his presidential inauguration.

He also echoed calls for the President to be removed from office, saying: "He's not fit to serve … he's one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States of America."

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