Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are both planning to skip President Trump’s departure ceremony tomorrow.
Instead, both GOP leaders will attend a pre-inaugural Catholic Church service with President-elect Joe Biden.
Per The Hill:
The reports come as President Trump himself is set to be the first president in 150 years not to attend his successor’s inauguration. Vice President Pence is scheduled to be present at the ceremony, while the president himself will attend a sendoff ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.
The bipartisan leaders’ attendance also comes as Biden has repeatedly signaled his commitment to national unity ahead of the inauguration.
McCarthy was one of more than 100 House Republicans who objected to Biden’s Electoral College victory following a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Both chambers of Congress had broken off separately to debate an objection to Arizona’s election results when the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol.