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Election over, Mike Pence headed to Sanibel

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Pence is set to visit the island off Fort Myers from Tuesday through Saturday.
Vice President Mike Pence, headed to Sanibel soon for some time off, has spent a lot of time in Florida this fall campaigning. Here, he greets a crowd in The Villages on Oct. 10.
Vice President Mike Pence, headed to Sanibel soon for some time off, has spent a lot of time in Florida this fall campaigning. Here, he greets a crowd in The Villages on Oct. 10. [ PHELAN M. EBENHACK | AP ]
Published Nov. 9, 2020

One week after Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence appears ready to take some time off.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Pence is set to visit Sanibel from Tuesday through Saturday. Pence has vacationed before, as vice president and as governor of Indiana, on the island off Fort Myers along Florida’s Gulf Coast. He has attended services before at Sanibel Community Church

Pence’s office didn’t immediately comment Monday on the visit.

The trip comes as President Donald Trump has pledged to continue trying to contest the outcome of the election and as President-elect Joe Biden is ramping up his transition efforts.

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are being briefed virtually on the coronavirus pandemic by a task force of experts their transition team announced Monday.