US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have not spoken to each other since the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6. This was announced on Monday, January 11, by NBC News, citing sources.
According to their information, politicians do not speak “after the president has repeatedly called on his deputy to break the oath and somehow try to interfere with the approval of the electoral college voting results.”
It is noted that Pence is “very upset” that Trump did not take measures to disperse the crowd of his supporters, some of whom called for the massacre of the US vice president.
According to the channel, Pence lamented that Trump dumped him because of “one little thing” after “being a good partner for several years.”
Pence is expected to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, while Trump previously said he would not go to the inauguration.
Riots in Washington erupted on January 6 during the debate in Congress on the results of the presidential election. Legislators have interrupted the debate after supporters of the incumbent President Donald Trump stormed into the Capitol.
Pence later denounced the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters. Also, the vice president ordered the use of the National Guard in suppressing riots.
The day after the riots, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the immediate removal of Trump from power in accordance with the 25th amendment to the US Constitution on the incapacity of the head of state.
The amendment provides that if the vice president and most of the Trump administration declare the incapacitation of the current head of state, then Pence will automatically become acting president. Pence did not rule out the possibility of applying this amendment.