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Kamala Harris Escorts Mike Pence Down Capitol Steps for 'Honorary Departure' Without Trump

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Vice President Kamala Harris escorted Mike Pence down the steps of the United States Capitol building following her swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

The “honorary departure” typically involves the new vice president escorting the outgoing vice president, followed by the newly installed president escorting his predecessor. However, Donald Trump chose not to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump instead flew to Florida to be at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago.

This footage shows Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, escorting Pence and his wife, Karen, down the Capitol’s East Front steps. Credit: @JCCIC via Storyful