The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported Ryan’s plans, which were later confirmed to The Hill by longtime Ryan aide Kevin Seifert.

“The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of American democracy, and that’s why Speaker Ryan feels it is important to attend,” Seifert said in a statement to The Hill.

The aide added that Ryan made the decision earlier this week to attend the Jan. 20 ceremony in person after receiving an invitation from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, chaired by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).