U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will leave her post as senator early on Monday, Jan. 18, the Associated Press reported, citing informed sources.
According to the sources, Harris’s seat for the remaining two years of her term will be taken by Democrat Alex Padilla, who will become the first Latino senator from the state of California.
The inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take place on January 20.
On November 3, the U.S. presidential election was held. The main contenders for the presidency were Democrat Joe Biden and the incumbent, Republican Donald Trump. According to the results of the popular vote and the electoral vote, Biden won, but Trump did not recognize the election results and challenged them in court.
On January 6, supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the building of the U.S. Congress, interrupting the session at which the parliament was to approve the results of the past election. After that, the U.S. Congress officially approved Biden’s victory, and Trump condemned the violence in the Capitol and promised to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power.
On January 13, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution to impeach Trump, it will be considered by the Senate.