President Trump plans to return to the White House from Florida on Thursday – earlier than originally planned, according to a schedule announced late Wednesday night.
The president’s early departure to Washington, DC, will feature guests attending the annual New Year’s Eve gala in Mar-a-Lago, at which Trump, according to The Hill, commented on the previous three years of his presidency.
“The president and first lady will leave Florida for the White House tomorrow at 11:00,” reads a tweet posted by Francesca Chambers, a McClatchy reporter.
No specific reason was given for the change in plans, reports The Associated Press.
The president and first lady have been in Florida since Dec. 23.
Trump was running in the election and the Coronavirus Relief Bill During that time.
SEN. HAWLEY BLAST HYPOCRITIC DEMOCRACIES ON ELECTION STATEMENT OBJECT, POINTS TO BUS RESIDENCE
Earlier Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri announced that he plans to contest Congress’ score from the Electoral College next Wednesday, which will confirm the election of President-elect Joe Biden.
Senate GOP leaders oppose attempting to challenge Biden’s victory, with Senate leader Mitch McConnell acknowledging the former vice president’s victory, and behind closed doors urging Senate Republicans to not to contest the election results.
But with Hawley objecting to the small group of Republicans in the House, the joint session of Congress will be dissolved next week and the House and Senate will then meet for two hours separately to debate the electoral vote of a disputed state and to vote.
A state’s election votes will only be cast if both the House and Senate vote in favor.
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Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday, “JANUARY SIX, SEE YOU IN DC!” while continuing the pressure to reverse the election results.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Jason Donner and The Associated Press contributed to this report.