George W. Bush, the one residing Republican former president, will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden later this month, a spokesman stated on Tuesday evening.
Bush, who left workplace in 2009, shall be accompanied by his spouse, Laura, in keeping with his chief of workers, Freddy Ford.
The couple has gone to the inaugurations of Bush’s successors, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. It stays unclear whether or not Trump, who continues to insist, with out proof, that widespread fraud denied him re-election, will seem on the occasion on Jan. 20.
“I imagine this would be the eighth inauguration they’ve had the privilege of attending — President Trump’s being the newest — and witnessing the peaceable switch of energy is a trademark of our democracy that by no means will get previous,” Ford stated in a press release.
Bush, who returned to Texas after his second time period ended, has largely stayed out of the political fray that marked the Obama and Trump administrations. His brother Jeb Bush, the previous governor of Florida, was defeated by Trump within the 2016 Republican main contest. Their late father, George H.W. Bush, was the forty first president.
The opposite remaining former presidents are Jimmy Carter, Invoice Clinton and Obama. All are Democrats. They gathered, together with Trump, for the elder Bush’s funeral on the Washington Nationwide Cathedral in December 2018.