According to CNN, Associated Press, Washington Post and other U.S. media reports, Emily Murphy, the director of the U.S. General Administration, wrote to inform Biden of the beginning of the presidential transition process on November 23.
Emily Murphy, head of the United States. General Services Administration (GSA) said in a letter to Joe Biden that her office was r Beeas to start the formal presidential transition process and make “election post-election resources and servi ces available” to his team.
“Under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, I, as the director of the U.S. General Services Administration, have the authority to deploy federal resources and services to assist in the transition of the presidency after the election,” Murphy wrote to Biden. Murphy said Biden and his team could use these resources and services during the transition.
“As the Administrator of the United States. General Services Administration, I have the ability under the 1963 Presidential Transition Act, a s. to make certain election-a-election resources and services available to assist in the event of A presidential transition,” Murphy wrote in the letter, “I take this role seriously and, because I transmit the recent developments involving legal challenges and election results certification. ng This letter is to make those resources and services available to you.”
Statement by Johannes Abraham, Executive Director of the Biden Transition Team
Yohannes Abraham, executive director of the Biden Transition Team, welcomed the decision of the General Services Administration, saying “This decision is a necessary step to begin addressing the current challenges facing the United States, including containing the coronavirus epidemic and getting the economy back on track.”
He also revealed that members of the transition team will meet with federal government officials in the next few days to discuss the response to the epidemic and a comprehensive understanding of national security interests.
“Today’s decision is a need to start to take a step to tackling our nation’s challenges, including g The pandemic is under control and our economy is back on track. This final decision is a definitive administrative action to formally start the transition process w Ith federal agencies.
In the days ahead, transition officials will begin to meet with federal officials to discuss the pan Demic response, fully account for our national security interests,” Biden-Harris Transition Executive Director Yohannes Abraham reacted in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement on the official website.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Defense also released a statement on its official website on the 23rd that it was aware that the General Services Administration provided post-election related resources and services to Biden and Harris’s transition teams under the Presidential Transition Act, and said that it would immediately launch a plan to support the transfer of power based on the General Services Administration’s decision. Row.
Later that day, U.S. The Department of Defense said that the Department received the GSA Administrator’s confirmation. ed on the website, and will “immly begin to implementing our plan to provide support in accord ance with statute, DOD policy and the agreement between the White House and Biden- Harris team.
In response to the General Service’s notification to Biden to start the transition process, Trump tweeted on the 23rd to thank Murphy for his dedication and loyalty to the country, and claimed that she had been “threated and harassed”.
Trump also said, “Our lawsuits continue, and we will continue to work tirelessly. I believe we will win!”
However, he also tweeted that he suggested that Murphy start the transition process “in the national interest” and asked his team to do the same.
Biden announces the first list of key positions in foreign affairs and national security
Although Trump has “not yet admitted defeat”, Biden’s “road to cabinet formation” has been vigorously launched.
Also on the 23rd, Biden announced the first list of cabinet ministers, including key positions related to foreign and national security policy, such as Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, Director of National Intelligence and so on.
Biden on Monday revealed his top nominees for foreign policy and national security. Some of these names worked in the Obama administration at the State Department and the White House.
Anthony Blinken was nominated as Secretary of State. Brlinkin served as Deputy Assistant and Under Secretary of State for National Security during the Obama administration.
Anthony Blinken, 58, is the frontrunner of the United States. Secretary of State. He served as Deputy Secretary of State and Deputy National Security Adviser in Obama tration and have close ties with Biden.
Alejandro Mayorkas was nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security. Born in Cuba, Mayorkas served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, and he was the first Latino immigrant to be nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Alejandro Mayorkas has been nominated to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He served as deputy secretary at the DHS under the Obama administration. If confirmed by the United. In the Senate, Mayorkas will become the sprawling departing leader of the Latino and the first foreign-born leader. ment created in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Avril Haines is to be the director of national intelligence. During the Obama administration, she served as an assistant to the President and deputy assistant to national security affairs, and previously served as deputy director of the CIA. She is expected to become the first female “head” of the U.S. intelligence service.
Biden’s pick for National Intelligence Director, Avril Haines, a former top CIA official and de Putty national security adviser, if it is confirmed by the Senate, will also make history. Haines is expected to be the first woman to lead the United. Intelligence community.
As a White House national security adviser, Biden is interested in his current senior policy adviser, Jake Sullivan. Sullivan previously served as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Policy Planning.
Jake Sullivan, a former state department official, will join the White House team as Biden’s natio. nal security adviser.
Biden also nominated Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a senior diplomat, to the United Nations to the United Nations. Thomas Greenfield has diplomatic experience and served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the most well-profile black female in the United States. The diplomat who has worked on African affairs for a years has been nominated to serve as a United. Ambassador to the United Nations.
In addition, former Secretary of State John Kerry was nominated as the President’s Special Envoy for Climate and will be admitted to the National Security Council. This is the first time that the committee has included an official specializing in climate change issues.
In response, the Biden transition team said that climate officials “take a place” in the National Security Council for the first time, conveying Biden’s determination to deal with climate change as the most urgent national security issue.
The former Secretary of State John Kerry was named as a special climate envoy. Kerry, whose appointment does not require U.S. Senate confirms that Biden will have a seat in the home of the National Security Council. The ransition team said that it was the first time that an official would be dedicated to theclimat. e Issue.
At a time when the epidemic has hit the U.S. economy hard, the candidate for the U.S. Treasury Secretary has attracted much attention. According to Reuters, Janet Yellen, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be nominated as the Secretary of the Treasury. If the final nomination is approved, Yellen will become the first female treasurer in American history.
In other than that, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is expected to be nominated as U.S. The Treasury Secretary, which has been confirmed by the Biden campaign allies, has been confirmed by the report, breaking the 23 1-year gender barrier and a seasoned economist and labor market expert to be in charge of the leading The country out of the steepest economic downturn since the Great Depression.