On Saturday, it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20.
Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a person familiar with his decision says. Trump has said he is not going.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 9, 2021
Breaking with a tradition that has been uninterrupted since the inauguration of President Ulysses S. Grant in 1868, President Trump tweeted on Friday that he would not attend the inauguration, writing, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Three presidents have openly refused to attend their successor’s inaugurations: John Adams in 1801, John Quincy Adams in 1829, and Andrew Johnson in 1869.
Adams faced off against his own vice-president, Thomas Jefferson, in the 1800 presidential election in a campaign that was chock-full of mud-slinging from