Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US ambassador to NATO, said on Monday that the transition to Biden’s presidency would be “smooth” and “smooth,” signaling the Trump administration’s latest official, who acknowledged President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against ’60 minutes’ for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has’ no chance ‘to confirm as Biden’s OMB-elect Pa legislator was informed of the positive coronavirus test while meeting Trump: MORE REPORTloss despite refusing to agree following this month’s election.
“We will have a smooth transition so we have all the information we need to determine policy,” Hutchison said of the president-elect. Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rages against ’60 minutes’ in an interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has’ no chance ‘to confirm as Biden’s OMB learns five facts about the Georgian Senate and incoming team. “I think it will be a smooth transition.”
The former Texas senator, who spoke at a virtual press conference in Brussels, contradicts many within the Republican Party, including the Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoBiden is working with professional officials to restore trust, morality in government agencies. Biden faces challenges and opportunities in the Middle East in O’Brien’s 2024 conversation: and the current Texas Sens. John CornynJohn Cornyn: Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has no chance of getting confirmation from Biden’s OMB, who chooses Cornyn about the undisclosed relationships of Biden’s assistants: “The Senate is not obliged to confirm anyone who hides this information.” According to Cornyn, the outcome of the election is becoming clearer: report MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Bank proposal on fossil fuels triggers backlash for libertarians all sorts of speculation out there – who expressed support for Trump’s legal challenges to the election results.
Pompeo, who was on a 10-day diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East this month, insisted that the U.S. election process was unconvincing as votes were still counted.
Last Monday, after weeks of dragging, the General Services Administration told Biden that it was ready to begin the transition process, freeing up millions of dollars of its federal spending and giving its team official access to government agencies.
Biden spoke last week with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Union leaders, who recognized him as the next U.S. president.
Hutchison made it clear that Biden would take over from January 20, citing him several times as elected president.
“We will be working in transition on the arrival of a new administration and will ensure that it runs smoothly. That is in democracies, and that is what we will produce, ”he agreed.
Hutchison added that Biden’s first European trip as president is likely to lead to NATO because “he is so supportive of the transatlantic bond.”
“The president-elect, Biden, is certainly pro-NATO,” he said. “I served with him in the U.S. Senate and I know he is a supporter of a very versatile organization. We love our allies. He likes to have allies. And I think it will continue from this administration to the next administration. “
Trump made no secret of his opposition to the alliance, a topic since his presidency. At first, he refused to publicly assert the U.S. commitment to Article 5, which states that an attack on one NATO member is an attack on everyone. It has been invoked only once since the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001
Trump has repeatedly threatened members not to pay more to protect the alliance, threatening to withdraw from NATO if countries do not increase their spending.
During the White House takeover in January, Biden could overturn or halt NATO-related Trump administrative decisions, including an order earlier this month to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and Trump’s July plan to move thousands of U.S. forces from Germany .
“Opportunities will remain open to the administration coming in January,” Hutchison said. “The way this is put forward leaves it to the next administration to decide what is in their best interests and, of course, the United States.”