Biden Says Mike Pence Is 'Welcome to Come and Be Honored' at His Inauguration

by 24USATVJan. 9, 2021, 1 a.m. 24
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President-elect Joe Biden said Friday he'd be “honored” to have Vice President Mike Pence at his inauguration on January 20th, saying he's "welcome" to attend. But Biden strongly expressed that he didn't feel the same way about Trump, calling it a "good thing" earlier in the news conference that he will not be showing up. The president-elect's comments came hours after Trump tweeted that he planned to skip Biden’s inauguration, becoming the first president in more than 150 years — and just the fourth in U.S. history — to do so. Referring to Pence, Biden said, "as much as we can stick to what have been the historical precedents of how and the circumstances in which an administration changes should be maintained." Biden also had strong words for Trump's stalwart supporters in Congress saying "they're responsible, as well, for what happened." The president-elect specifically mentioned Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, both Republicans, saying they're both part of "the big lie." And he said their propensity to repeat fasehoods over and over again until the public believes them is akin to Nazi propaganda efforts. Biden stopped short of suggesting Cruz and Hawley resign, saying he thinks "they should just be flat beaten the next time they run." "I think the American public has a real good clear look at who they are. They are part of the big lie," Biden said. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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