Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to spend his remaining days in office making sure that the world understands the US still has a "fully functioning" government," a source close to the vice president said.
"Need to telegraph to our allies and adversaries that we have a fully functioning government," the source said.
Pence advisers are leery of the vice president invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Such a move "would be a risk," the source continued.
The vice president presided over a meeting of the coronavirus task force today. A source close to the task force said Pence did not bring up the siege at the Capitol during the discussion.