Pence says his administration plans to ‘finish the job’

Photo image via video from WISH-TV.
Photo image via video from WISH-TV.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WLFI) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence says his administration won’t stop working hard in the weeks to come.

Indiana’s Republican governor told reporters Monday that his “wonderful team” plans to “finish strong and serve Hoosiers to the very last hour.” Pence met for the final time with members of his cabinet at the Indiana Statehouse.

Pence has been largely absent from the state since his selection in July as Donald Trump’s running mate. He has since has flown around the country campaigning for Trump.

Last week he was named chairman of Trump’s presidential transition team. The role will have him focused on building the incoming president’s administration.

Pence has ruled-out stepping down to make way for Republican Governor-elect Eric Holcomb. He says his administration will “finish the job” before handing the keys to Holcomb.

But he did, however, express confidence in Holcomb.

“I want to assure Hoosiers that from the very morning after this election, our administration has been working in a seamless way with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and with his transition team,” Pence said.

Since both only have two months before taking on their new roles, neither one is wasting any time.

“We started working together election night, and we have slept a few minutes but not many,” Holcomb said. “There’s much work to be done, and good things wanting to be done.”

The meeting lasted an hour.

Pence meets with his cabinet four times a year. The last meeting took place in July.