Vice President Mike Pence has returned to the Senate, his press secretary tweeted Wednesday evening.
"Vice President Mike Pence has returned to the Senate. He never left the Capitol. @VP was in regular contact w/ House & Senate leadership, Cap Police, DOJ, & DoD to facilitate efforts to secure the Capitol & reconvene Congress. And now we will finish the People’s business," his press secretary said.
The US Secret Service wanted Pence to leave the Capitol complex, and everything was in place, but Pence wanted to remain on site, a source familiar said.
The source says Pence's Secret Service detail remained with him through the entire ordeal.
A separate source said regarding the resumption of tonight's joint session of Congress, “he’s going to do his duty.”