N.C. Senator Thom Tillis to miss Biden’s inauguration, cites recent foot surgery

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Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 3:23 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Republican North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis says he will not be attending Wednesday’s inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.

Tillis, who was recently re-elected into office, says he is recovering from recent foot surgery.

“Today, I informed the incoming Biden administration that I regrettably won’t be able to attend President-elect Biden’s inauguration because of my recovery from a recent foot surgery,” Tillis said in a statement. “Our nation faces many unprecedented challenges, and I look forward to finding common ground with President Biden on areas where we may agree, and vigorously—but always respectfully—opposing policies where we do not.”

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