Vice President Mike Pence congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her and President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential election victory on Thursday.
The Associated Press reported that Pence’s call to Harris was the “first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations.”
During the call, the outgoing vice president was said to have offered assistance to Harris’s team, and described the nature of the phone call as “good.”
On Thursday, Pence also visited guard members at the Capitol to thank them for helping to keep the transfer of power orderly and peaceful.
Pence told National Guard members at the Capitol, “Look after your people, and we’re going to deliver to the American people a safe inauguration. We’re going to swear in a new president, a new vice president, and we’re going to move our nation forward, okay? You’re going to make it possible. So, thank you all very much. God bless you.”