Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn issued a statement late Wednesday evening after a mob broke into the Capitol building earlier in the day, interrupting the certification of the Electoral votes by Congress.
It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in as the 39th president in 1977.
The Carters have been married since 1947, making them the longest married presidential couple.
Carter planned to celebrate at his home in Plains, Georgia, with his wife of 74 years, Rosalynn Carter, according to a spokeswoman for the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Former President Jimmy Carter weighed in on the death of George Floyd stating he and former first lady Rosalynn Carter are “pained by the tragic injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks.”
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from the hospital after being treated for a urinary tract infection.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter admitted to a south Georgia hospital for treatment of a urinary tract infection.
Former President Jimmy Carter is now heading home to Plains, Georgia to celebrate Thanksgiving and recover.
Carter, who turned 95 this month, is the longest living president in U.S. history.
The 39th president survived a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 and surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-lived U.S. president in history this spring.
Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Trump while speaking at an event in Atlanta, saying it would be a “disaster” if he were to be elected for a second term.
Just months after breaking his hip, former president Jimmy Carter is planning to pick up his hammer and nails for a good cause.