Better late than never.
With Michigan, in a three to zero state canvass vote, certifying the Biden/Harris victory in that state and Pennsylvania about to, the General Services Administration, under Emily Murphy, has approved the start of the transition process from the outgoing Trump/Pence Administration to the incoming Biden/Harris one.
Increasing numbers of Republicans calling on the Trump Administration to start the transition process probably played a part.
So to perhaps did the possible subpoenaing to appear before the House of Representatives helped Murphy in the decision-making process as well.
Please click here to read the letter from Ms. Murpht at G.S.A.
What does this mean?
- The Biden/Harris team will now receive national security briefings and access to COVID vaccine and combatting the pandemic matters.
- The Biden/Harris team can now speak with Trump/Pence Administration figures.
- Biden/Harris nominees that will require Senate confirmations can now undergo the background/security clearance process.
Perhaps in a sign that he finally publicly realizes his Presidency is over, Mr. Trump, in a tweet, pledged to continue the court fight but said:
“Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”
Newsflash: He is not supposed to have the power to decide when the transition process begins.
Yohannes Abraham, the Executive Director of the Biden/Harris Transition Team released the below statement:
“The GSA Administrator has ascertained President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the apparent winners of the election, providing the incoming Administration with the resources and support necessary to carry out a smooth and peaceful transfer of power. Today’s decision is a needed step to begin tackling the challenges facing our nation, including getting the pandemic under control and our economy back on track. This final decision is a definitive administrative action to formally begin the transition process with federal agencies. In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests, and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to hollow out government agencies.”
Now the transition process can fully proceed and this will help pave the way to a fast start for the new administration this January in combatting the Coronavirus, rebuilding the country, and moving the nation forward.