Pence Meets With National Guard Members Stationed At Capitol


Vice President Pence on Thursday made an unscheduled stop at the U.S. Capitol to greet National Guard members stationed there after last week’s riot and ahead of next week’s inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden.

Pence thanked the Guardsmen following a briefing on security measures being taken for the inauguration ceremony. The vice president is expected to attend Biden’s inauguration, while President Trump will not and has mostly been out of public view for days.

“Thank you for stepping forward for your country,” Pence told the Guardsmen assembled outside the complex.

Pence expressed his well wishes and told the National Guard at the Capitol to have “a safe inauguration and a swearing in of a new president and vice president.”

“It’s been my great honor to serve as your vice president, and I want to thank you for your service,” he said.

The surprise visit was the first time Pence had returned to the Capitol complex since Jan. 6, when he wa… (Read more)

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