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Pence Congratulates VP-Elect Kamala Harris over Phone

Sat 16 Jan 2021 | 10:42 AM
NaDa Mustafa

On Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence phoned Kamala Harris, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, for the first time since her victory.

During the phone call, Pence congratulated Harris on her victory in the presidential election, the Associated Press (AP) reported, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

One of the people familiar with the conversation Friday described it as 'a good call'. Pence congratulated his successor Harris and offered to help her.

Pence, Harris phone call came less than a week before US President-elect Joe Biden and Harris take office, and after the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.

It is scheduled that Pence will attend Biden's January 20 inauguration, which Trump refused to attend.

Last Wednesday, supporters of Donald Trump stormed a congressional session held to endorse Joe Biden’s victory, as a last-minute desperate attempt by  Trump to reverse his election loss led to chaos and accusations of an attempted “coup.”

Officials at the U.S. Capitol building announced the closure, and lawmakers said on Twitter that they were sheltering in their offices, as protesters – some of them carrying Trump flags – were seen walking through the building.

These riots resulted in the death of 5 people and the arrest of 68 others.