(ReliableNews.org) – Democratic hopeful Joe Biden continues his efforts to appoint staff members and vet potential cabinet officers on the assumption he won the 2020 presidential election. In the meantime, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration (GSA), has refused to acknowledge Biden as the heir “apparent” to President Donald Trump, a requirement for the federal government to mark the official beginning of the transition process.
Biden confirmed he hasn’t ruled out taking legal action to force the GSA to initiate his transition during a televised press conference on November 19. However, Biden also stated he thought things might work faster using the courts. However, according to him, the country’s interests would be better served if he avoided resorting to litigation.
Biden eyes lawsuit to force Trump cooperation with transition team https://t.co/yJHMEJUcXn
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, four Democratic committee chairs from the House of Representatives sent Murphy a letter, dated November 19, demanding she immediately brief them regarding her refusal to grant Biden’s transition team access to services mandated by the 1963 Presidential Transition Act.
With any luck, legal actions launched by lawyers working for the Trump campaign will work their way through the courts. The sooner, the better. Homeland security and national interests abroad depend on continuity of the president’s power, or worse case, a peaceful transition if it comes to that.
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