Washington, January 8
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20. He will be the first incumbent President since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors inauguration.
On Thursday, Trump delivered a video statement admitting his presidency would soon end — though he declined to mention Biden by name or explicitly state he had lost. The outgoing President condemned the mayhem caused by his supporters in the US Capitol, saying they do not represent America, as the beleaguered President vowed to ensure a “smooth, orderly and seamless” transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
In a new video message, a day after he urged the crowds to head for Capitol, where they forced their way inside, Trump said, “Like all Americans, I am outraged by the mayhem. You (demonstrators) do not represent our country,” he added. — PTI
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Joe Biden picks civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta as Associate AG
- US President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American Vanita Gupta to be the Associate Attorney General
- Gupta, 46, is currently serving as president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- If confirmed by the US Senate, Gupta will be the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Department of Justice
- “Proud daughter of immigrants from India. Vanita is one of the most respected civil rights lawyers in America,” said Biden — pTI