George W Bush and Wife Laura Bush Will Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Former US President George W Bush will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s pared-down inauguration on 20 January.

Mr Bush will attend the ceremony in Washington, DC, alongside his wife and former US first lady Laura Bush, his chief of staff Freddy Ford said in a tweet on Tuesday evening.

The couple have attended both of former president Barack Obama’s inaugurations, as well as President Donald Trump’s swearing-in, since they left the White House in 2009.

They also attended several ceremonies prior to Mr Bush’s first inauguration as president in 2001, including that of his late father, former President George H W Bush, in 1989.

Mr Bush was one of the first high-profile Republican figures to congratulate Mr Biden on his election victory after it was confirmed by several news agencies in November.

“The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans. I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can,” Mr Bush added.