The GSA has announced it will provide resources for Biden to begin the presidential transition


Emily Murphy, GSA Administrator, March 13, 2019 Call by Bill Clark / CQ via Getty Images
  • Emily Murphy, executive director of the General Services Administration, said in a letter Monday that she will “make resources and services available” to help elected president Joe Biden begin his presidential transition.

  • “The actual winner of the presidential election is determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution,” Murphy wrote.

  • The news came after Congressional Democrats expressed outrage that Murphy refused to recognize Biden as a “seemingly elected president,” delaying his transition.

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The General Services Administration will provide elected president, Joe Biden, with the “resources and services” he needs to begin the transition to the White House, “Emily Murphy, the agency’s clerk, said in a letter Monday.

Murphy, who is required by U.S. law to provide office space and equipment to the “seemingly elected president,” has stopped declaring Biden a winner.

“The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution,” he wrote.

Yohannes Abraham, executive director of the Biden-Harris transition team, welcomed the news in a statement.

“Today’s decision is a necessary step to begin addressing the challenges facing our nation, including controlling the pandemic and rebuilding our economy,” Abraham said. He called it a “final decision.”

“In the coming days, interim officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the response to the pandemic, fully account for our national security interests, and gain a full understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to evacuate government agencies,” Abraham said.

A few hours later, President-elect Biden tweeted a link to his new site: buildbackbetter.gov.

President Donald Trump acknowledges Murphy’s decision, despite the fact that, according to his letter, he “made his own decision.”

While predicting that he would eventually be declared the winner of a lost election, Trump said on Twitter that “he suggests that Emily and her team do what they need to do about the initial protocols and told my team to do the same. . “

But Monday night late at The New York Times with Maggie Haberman reported it the president’s chief of staff made great strides in permitting and wrote an email stressing the legal obligation “to ensure a smooth transfer of power.”

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