23rd local time, Emily Murphy, the Chief Executive of the US Federal Administration of General Services, wrote to Biden that the Trump administration is ready to officially start the transition process. On the same day, many Republican senators expressed their support for Biden’s transition.
According to a CNN report on the 23rd, Republicans including Senator Rama Alexandre of Tennessee, Senator Cherie Capito of West Virginia, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and other Republicans Both support the start of Biden’s transition work. Capito said: “Trump, like other candidates, has the right to request a recount and raise legal challenges. However, at a certain point in time, the 2020 election must be over.”
Prior to this, there have been at least three Republican lawmakers who have successively supported Biden’s transition work. The US media said that the public support of Republicans, together with the official confirmation of the beginning of the transition by the General Services Administration, is an important turning point for the US election situation.
On the other hand, Trump said that the General Services Administration started relevant work under his suggestion, but will continue to launch legal challenges for the general election. Murphy said that regarding Biden’s transitional work, she did not receive an extension request from the White House, and this decision was not out of fear of threats or her own preference. In response, the Biden team responded that they will begin contact with federal officials to discuss issues such as response to the epidemic and national security interests, and have a deep understanding of how the Trump administration “emptied our government agencies.”
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