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George W. Bush Will Attend Biden Inauguration To Witness ‘Peaceful Transfer Of Power’

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Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington D. C. later this month, his chief of staff Freddie Ford announced on Tuesday.

The Bush family’s plans to attend the inauguration were revealed just one day before Congress is set to meet to review the Electoral College’s voting results. Several prominent Republicans, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, have signaled their intention to object to Biden’s victory due to alleged voting irregularities in battleground states.

“President and Mrs. Bush look forward to returning to the Capitol for the swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Harris,” Ford wrote on Twitter. “I believe this will be the eighth Inauguration they’ve had the privilege of attending — President Trump’s being the most recent — and witnessing the peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy that never gets old.”

The George W. Bush Presidential Center did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.

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