Pence to Attend First Meeting With Republican Senators Since US Election, Reports Say

© Sputnik / Alexey Nikolsky / Go to the photo bankUS Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the fifth World Holocaust Forum, 23 January 2020.
US Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the fifth World Holocaust Forum, 23 January 2020. - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence will attend a Senate Republican closed-door lunch in what will be his first meeting with GOP leaders since the 2020 presidential election, The Hill reported.

The closed-door meeting is being convened as the majority of Republican Senators refused to call on US President Donald Trump to concede defeat in the presidential election, The Hill said.

After the meeting, Pence will reportedly leave for the southern island of Sanibel for a vacation.

A screen shows live broadcast of President-elect Joe Biden speaking Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at the Shinjuku shopping district in Tokyo - Sputnik International
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Following a tight race in several key states, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the election, securing more than the 270 electoral votes needed to take over the White House. Incumbent President Donald Trump disputes the calls made by most major networks, saying the election was far from over and he would take it to the courts to be resolved.

China, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia are among the nations that have so far not congratulated Biden on his projected victory in the US presidential race. On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was necessary to wait until the official results of the US presidential election are announced before congratulating Biden.

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