Vice President-elect Mike Pence says, despite his national obligations, he will complete his term as governor of Indiana. After meeting Monday morning with members of his cabinet, Pence told reporters he plans to "finish strong" and work to the "very last hour" before Governor-elect Eric Holcomb takes over.
Pence says his administration has been working with Holcomb’s team to ensure a seamless transition. He says, as the leader of the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump, he will be traveling to Washington D.C. and New York on a regular basis, but that will not stop him from completing his obligations in Indiana.
"I believe in finishing what you start and we intend to finish this term and hand over state government on a strong fiscal foundation," said Pence. "(Holcomb) is an aspirational leader. This is a man who is going to take Indiana, in his words, to the next level and we’re going to make sure that we finish our service here in a way that allows him to do just that for Hoosiers."
Holcomb says the transition efforts have moved very smoothly and rapidly since last week’s election. He says he expects to make more announcements regarding the transition "in the next coming days."