The incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump has promised that he will hand over power to President-elect Joe Biden on January 20 in due course. His aide Dan Scavino wrote this on Twitter on Thursday, January 7. “Although I completely disagree with the election results and the facts are in my favor, nevertheless there will be an orderly transfer of power on January 20,” he quoted the head of state as saying.
Earlier in the day it became known that Congress had approved the election of Biden as president of the United States, amid riots in Washington.
On January 7, Democrats from the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Pence urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove incumbent President Donald Trump from power.
According to the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the vice president of the country can assume the presidency of the United States in case of early termination of the powers of the head of state and his incapacity. Also, the amendment defines the procedure for the recognition of the temporary incapacity of the U.S. President.
The day before the US Congress was to approve the results of the presidential election, according to which Biden was elected as the new leader of the country. However, the session was abruptly interrupted because Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and rioted.
According to the latest reports, more than 50 protesters were detained during the unrest in Washington, D.C., and four people were killed.
During a speech to supporters in Washington, Trump said that he would never give up and would not admit defeat in the presidential election.
In an interview with Russian and foreign media in November 2020, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that Russia respects the right of the American people to decide their own fate. He also recalled that the Russian leadership, including President Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly said that he is ready to work with any leadership that will be elected on the basis of American law.