UNITED STATES – Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States of America has finally called the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris offering assistance.
This development marks the first contact at that level between the Donald Trump administration and the incoming administration.
The Vice President has increasingly taken on the public roles involved in government transition.
Trump, who had in the heat of the crisis pledged to work toward a smooth transfer of power, has yet to contact President-elect Joe Biden or even acknowledged that Biden won the election.
Pence, on the other hand, was at the Capitol for Biden’s certification by the Congress last week when Trump supporters stormed the venue in an attempt to stop the process.
The Vice President’s call to Harris was the latest step by the vice president to uphold some of the political norms that this outgoing administration has destroyed.
“He called to congratulate and offer assistance,” Reuter quoted a source familiar with the situation.
Harris, along with Biden, will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. And while Pence will be at the swearing-in, Trump will not.