Current and former White House aides said the vice president plans to perform his ceremonial role.

Pence plans to make clear in his statements that he backs the president but will stick to the constraints of his role, a former White House official with regular contact with Pence’s team told Reuters.

“He will be very supportive of the president, but again he’ll stick to the Constitution,” the former adviser said.

“It is a ceremonial role. It is opening up envelopes and reading the contents of it,” he said. “That’s it. This is a ceremonial … position.”