Pence to spend time in Florida as Trump refuses to concede

Vice President Pence is headed to Florida for a personal trip as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE refuses to concede the election several days after Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE was projected to be the president-elect.

Pence will leave Tuesday for Sanibel, an island near Fort Meyers, where he has vacationed before. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory indicated the vice president would be there through Saturday.

Spokespeople for Pence did not respond to requests for comment about whether the vacation was planned prior to the election.


Pence has remained largely out of the public eye since appearing alongside Trump early Wednesday morning, where the president falsely claimed he had won the election. In the time since, Trump and some allies have alleged without evidence that widespread voter fraud is to blame for why Biden is leading in several battleground states.

The vice president has been careful not to make such sweeping allegations while remaining supportive of the president.

"Told @VP Team Today, 'it ain’t over til it’s over.. and this AIN’T over!' President @realDonaldTrump has never stopped fighting for us and we’re gonna Keep Fighting until every LEGAL vote is counted!" Pence tweeted Monday.

But Pence has not made the same charges as Trump about the election being stolen. He has also carried on with his day-to-day duties in a way Trump has not.

The president has not spoken publicly since the Thursday night briefing and has had no public events on his schedule since. Pence held a coronavirus task force meeting on Monday afternoon and held a fundraising call for the Trump campaign's legal fund on Friday.

Pence may visit Georgia after his stay in Florida, according to The New York Times, to boost Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Trump set for precedent-breaking lame-duck period MORE (R-Ga.) and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump set for precedent-breaking lame-duck period Feinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight House Democrat accuses Air Force of attempting to influence Georgia runoff races MORE (R-Ga.) ahead of their January runoff elections.